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May 18, 2015

ETS Hauls in Texas Assessment Deals Worth $280M, Tops Pearson

ETS has won a series of lucrative pieces of Texas state testing work, worth $280 million, while rival Pearson won contracts with much less value.

May 07, 2015

California Approves Disputed Contract for State Testing With ETS

California state board officials have approved a $240 million assessment contract for ETS, despite complaints from a rival vendor.

May 05, 2015

Educators, Ed-Tech Businesses Exchange Insights at Industry Summit

Educators told vendors what they need in educational technology during an industry meeting in San Francisco this week.

April 30, 2015

Johns Hopkins' Education School Reviews Educational Products for Companies

Companies can have their products evaluated for educational outcomes by Johns Hopkins' school of education, in a collaboration between the institution and an industry association.

April 17, 2015

SEC Examining Los Angeles iPad Deal, Newspaper Says

The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the district whether it properly disclosed how bond funds would be used for the school system's Apple contract.

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.

April 10, 2015

Pearson Calls Award of Big Calif. Testing Contract to ETS 'Invalid' and 'Illegal'

Pearson is asking California officials to re-bid a testing contract, potentially worth a quarter of billion dollars, calling the decision to award the deal to ETS illegal, arbitrary and capricious.

April 08, 2015

After Violation, S.C.'s $58M Testing Contract Must Be Re-Bid After First Year

South Carolina officials violated various pieces of state procurement law in awarding a $58 million contracts to the ACT Inc., a top procurement panel has ruled.

April 01, 2015

Idaho Failure to Implement Pearson LMS Blasted in Report

A state review blames Idaho's failure to implement Schoolnet on mismanagement and problems with the $61 million learning management system.

March 06, 2015

Top S.C. Procurement Office Faults $58M Test-Contract Award to ACT

A statewide assessment contract worth $58 million can go forward the first year, but must be re-bid in the following years, according to a new ruling.

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