Oklahoma officials scrambled to find a testing vendor for exams required for high school graduation, after another company, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, backed out.
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October 18, 2014
October 16, 2014
An inspector general's report on the Los Angeles Unified School District's controversial purchase of iPads will not be released to the public.
October 10, 2014
The Data Recognition Corporation is protesting a South Carolina award to the ACT company to conduct grade 3-11 tests, a contract potentially worth $58 million.
October 03, 2014
A major testing company has said it won't perform winter tests for Oklahoma, after state officials delayed approval of a contract for the work.
September 30, 2014
The Mississippi department of education awarded an $8.3 million contract to Pearson, in a decision it said was compelled by a state board's failure to act.
August 26, 2014
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 25, 2014
David Wiley, a supporter for open-educational resources, argues that the "learning outcomes per dollar" from free and open resources tops that of the traditional materials produced by commercial publishers.
August 14, 2014
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 12, 2014
Sales of Chromebooks worldwide have risen by 79 percent from 2013, though they will remain a "niche market" for next few years, according to a new market analysis.
August 11, 2014
Companies are selling academic materials designed to appeal to parents and others demanding an alternative to the common-core standards.