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April 10, 2014

Use of Tablets, Online Testing on Rise, but Gender Gaps Persist in 'STEM' Fields

Twenty-five percent of high school students in school wide Title 1 programs said they had a school-provided tablet, while 13 percent of non-Title 1 students had that type of device, according to a Project Tomorrow survey.

April 03, 2014

Amazon's Brazilian Textbook Deal Stirs Speculation About Its K-12 Ambitions

Amazon recently announced a major deal in Brazil, a booming ed-tech market, to distribute free textbooks via a Kindle reading app to teachers using government-issued tablets.

April 01, 2014

As Education Market Shifts to Cloud and Mobile Technologies, So Do Industry Honors

The list of finalists for the Software and Information Industry Association's annual "CODiE" awards includes some of the biggest names in the education field, but also many relative unknowns.

March 18, 2014

FCC Chair Vows to Shift E-Rate Funding to Broadband, Away From Phone, Voice Services

Federal Communications Commmission Chairman Tom Wheeler tells state education leaders that the agency needs to redirect E-rate money away from "nice-to-have" technology and into "must-have" services.

March 12, 2014

Statewide 1-to-1 Computing Initiatives Face a Long, Slow, Difficult Journey

State efforts to put a digital device in the hands of every student are proving to be more difficult than many ed-tech advocates might have expected.

February 14, 2014

School Districts Using Mobile Hotspots to Help Students Connect at Home

Mobile hotspots are helping several school districts bridge the technology gap faced by students who lack home Internet access.

January 31, 2014

Many of the Biggest Education Deals Playing Out Overseas, Report Finds

The number of education-focused mergers and acquistions rose during the most recent year, according to an analysis by Berkery Noyes, a investment bank.

January 15, 2014

Apple Settles Federal Complaint Over Children's Apps

Apple has settled a complaint for at least $32.5 million, brought by the Federal Trade Commission, focused on charges incurred by children on apps.

January 14, 2014

White House, Ed. Dept. to Tout Innovative Data Use for College Decisions

The Obama administration is hosting a "datapalooza" event to examine how private sector tech innovations can help students and families sort through college decisions.

December 27, 2013

Read the Top Ten K-12 Business and Innovation Stories of 2013

Our most popular stories of 2013 tackled teachers' spending habits, growth in the global education market, and three common core-related issues.

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