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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.

May 28, 2015

Sixty Percent of U.S. Chromebook Sales Are for Education, Report Concludes

Chromebook sales to end-users will reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27 percent increase from last year, according to a new report.

May 27, 2015

Portal Looks to Help Districts Comparison Shop for Ed-Tech Devices

The Learning Accelerator is working with between 25-30 districts in an effort to create a "pricing database" for computing devices.

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.

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