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August 03, 2015

$30 Million e-Book Store for N.Y.C. Schools Likely to Be Run by Amazon

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

July 30, 2015

Amazon Top Pick for Contract to Create N.Y.C. Schools' e-Book 'Marketplace'

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

July 06, 2015

Rocket Explosion Means Loss of Outer Space Experiments For Ed. Nonprofit

When the SpaceX rocket exploded last month, education nonprofit Story Time from Space lost nine experiments meant to teach students scientific concepts.

April 17, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Three Ed-Tech Deals and a $1.5B Acquisition

Three ed-tech companies raised nearly $20 million and LinkedIn entered the education market with a $1.5 billion acquisition of lynda.com.

April 14, 2015

Blended Learning Barriers Examined in New Education Week Report

A new Education Week special report profiles school districts' efforts to bring blended learning home by increasing needy students' access to out-of-school Wi-Fi.

January 02, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Sells Nook Media Stake Back to Barnes & Noble

The worldwide education company recently sold back its 5 percent stake in Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's struggling e-reader division, for nearly $28 million.

December 16, 2014

Houston District Leaders' Interoperability Push Sparks Big Reaction

A recent Education Week story about the push for digital-content interoperability standards in K-12 prompted an outpouring of reaction from readers who believe it's an issue to watch in 2015.

March 11, 2014

There Is No Bubble in Educational Technology: Not For Businesses That Actually Make Sense

Many people are wondering whether there is a bubble in educational technology. Has too much venture capital been invested in the sector? Have valuations gotten too high? My answer is that there is a bubble in ideas that won't work and a dearth of capital for ideas that can work.

November 19, 2013

Intel Shifts Into Education Software and Content, Acquires Kno

Intel Corp. has bought Kno, an educational software company with a digital content library featuring an estimated 225,000 college and K-12 resources.

February 22, 2013

2020: What's the expiration date on YOUR textbook?

In today's market, each principal and superintendent purchasing new content for his or her schools must ask themselves: How long will this textbook stay relevant? The age of justifying the paper purchase has officially passed us by.

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