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January 16, 2015

Evaluating the Outlook for the Ed-Tech Industry in 2015

Complications around student-data-privacy, frustrations with the K-12 procurement process, and the lure of the global marketplace are some key trends to watch in 2015.

December 05, 2014

Who Calls the Shots in School Purchasing? Vendors, K-12 Officials Disagree

Company officials and K-12 leaders have very different views of who wields the most influence over school district buying decisions, a study shows.

November 14, 2014

Better District Ed-Tech Purchasing Strategies Explored

Districts find it difficult to discover the best ed-tech products, and providers of the products say it's tough to sell to K-12.

October 07, 2014

League of Innovative Schools' Leaders Share Ideas, and Common Frustrations

Superintendents talked about how they're approaching innovation in their districts, and what results they're seeing, in a conference held in D.C. this week.

September 18, 2014

U.S. Ed. Department's Ed-Tech Nonprofit Was Born This Week: #TBT

A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.

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.

March 24, 2014

League of Innovative Schools Adds Nine Districts to Growing Roster

Nine school districts, including one in Germany serving U.S. military families, have been chosen to join the League of Innovative Schools.

May 31, 2013

Report Outlines Strategies for Streamlining District Procurement

A new report urges districts and entrepreneurs to work together to improve the process through which school systems select and purchase educational technology.

April 16, 2013

Former Federal Ed-Tech Director Moves to Digital Advocacy Organization

Karen Cator, the U.S. Department of Education's former ed-tech director, will join the organization Digital Promise, in a move announced at the ASU/GSV Advisors Education Innovation Summit.

April 16, 2013

Former U.S. Ed-Tech Chief Karen Cator to Lead Digital Promise

The former Apple Inc. official plans to use her government and tech company experience to help bridge the public and private sectors.

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