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August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Apple, Pearson Tech Contract Amid Questions

John Deasy has ordered the rebidding of a massive technology contract awarded to Apple and Pearson, following questions of favoritism in the bidding process.

August 14, 2014

LMS Company Uses MOOCs, Minecraft to Dig Into K-12 Market

Instructure, a company that makes learning management systems, has unveiled a MOOC and an app designed to help teachers become more familiar with Minecraft and integrate the game into classes.

August 14, 2014

App Rates School Suppliers Based on Conservative Credentials

A Nashville-based nonprofit, 2nd Vote, has created a self-described "conservative shopper app" for parents that rates education companies according to their political leanings.

August 08, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Qualcomm Acquires EmpoweredU

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm acquired EmpoweredU, a provider of mobile-based learning platforms, in an effort to provide students 24/7 access to learning materials.

August 07, 2014

Smaller Vendors Gaining Momentum in Global Tablet Market

Smaller tablet vendors reported an increase in global sales in the second quarter of 2014, according to research from IDC.

August 07, 2014

Middle Schools' 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment to Be Studied

More than 4,500 students and 350 educators will be given either an iPad or Samsung Galaxy tablet, with the ability to use them at home, under the two-year project organized by Digital Promise and the Verizon Foundation.

August 06, 2014

Dell Wins Contract for 1-to-1 Computing Project in Georgia District

The Dougherty County, Ga. school system is planning on launching a 1-to-1 computing effort, one of several mid-sized districts to roll out ambitious tech projects.

July 09, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Ed-Tech Startup, StudyBlue, Raises Another $1.7 Million in Venture Capital

StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.

June 23, 2014

School Leaders See Potential for Mobile Devices to Help College, Career Preparation, Survey Finds

Forty-six percent of school administrators cite mobile device use as a "major factor" in college- and career-readiness instruction for students.

June 20, 2014

Report Identifies 'Intuitive' Technology, Hybrid Learning as Emerging Ed-Tech Trends

Hybrid learning models, motion-based technology and the use of open resources are all expected to become more prevalent in the coming years, according to a new report.

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