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July 23, 2015

Back-to-School Spending Dips, Even as Consumer Confidence Rises

Families' spending on school supplies has dropped a bit from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

July 21, 2015

Questar Notches Big Victories With Testing Deals in N.Y., Miss.

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.

July 20, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Fullbridge Raises $15 Million to Close the 'Workplace Skills Gap'

Four education companies brought in more than $20 million of venture capital.

July 15, 2015

Court Hands Major Victory to PARCC, Pearson in Challenge by Vendor

In a decision with potentially huge implications, a New Mexico judge has rejected the AIR's protest of a PARCC contract awarded to Pearson.

July 13, 2015

Data Recognition Corp. Poised to Win $51M Testing Contract in Nevada

Nevada, a state frustrated by online testing woes earlier this year, is tentatively set to hire a new vendor to oversee a suite of state assessments.

July 09, 2015

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.

July 02, 2015

McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC

McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.

June 29, 2015

Google Research Shows 'Word of Mouth' Fuels Ed-Tech Decisions

Educators' peers are most influential in ed-tech decision-making, according to research by Google. A national procurement study last year arrived at the same conclusion.

June 08, 2015

E-Rate 2.0: Advice for Companies Navigating Changes to the Program

Businesses working with schools can help themselves by closely monitoring applications to the E-rate program, and their use of federal discounts made available, a newly published guide says.

June 02, 2015

Chicago Board Member Deborah Quazzo to Step Down at End of Term

Deborah Quazzo, whose investments in ed-tech companies doing business with the Chicago district have drawn criticism, said she will resign at the end of her term this summer.

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