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April 18, 2014

Former Kaplan CEO Making Big Moves in Education Market

Weld North, an investment company led by former Kaplan CEO Jonathan Grayer, recently announced two major acquisitions of ed-tech companies, Imagine Learning and Truenorthlogic.

April 10, 2014

Big Difference in Prices Districts Pay for Web Connectivity, Analysis Finds

An examination of applications for the federal E-rate program shows big disparities in the amounts that school districts pay for connectivity to the Internet.

March 28, 2014

Review Examines L.A. Schools' Decision on iPad, Pearson Purchase

Two software programs already used successfully in LA schools received low scores in the procurement process won by Pearson's unproven curriculum, according to a report.

March 20, 2014

Survey: School Districts Squeezed for Money, Time in Implementing Technology

Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.

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.

March 03, 2014

Common Core Influencing District Buying Decisions, New Survey Shows

Three-fourths of school districts are counting on the testing consortia to provide them with common-core instructional materials, according to an MDR survey.

January 24, 2014

White House Wants Input About Creating Ed-Tech Challenges

The federal government wants input about how to shape competitions that would produce educational technology and other success-oriented solutions for K-12, higher education, and lifelong learning.

January 17, 2014

White Paper Outlines Advice for Better Ed-Tech Procurement

A new publication details recommended best practices for procuring ed tech, and how schools can get the most out of the ed tech they buy.

January 15, 2014

Smart Procurement

The good news is that the learning opportunity set is rapidly improving—devices are getting cheaper, learning systems are becoming adaptive, and new school models are blending the best of online and face-to-face instruction.

December 18, 2013

Five Companies Win National Curriculum Contracts From Purchasing Cooperative

The National Joint Powers Alliance awarded five companies contracts for curriculum in the cooperative purchasing organization's first move into the pre-K to college instructional sector.

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