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August 28, 2015

Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research's Test Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop.

August 28, 2015

$30 Million Amazon Contract for New York City Schools Held Up By Accessibility Concerns

The National Federation of the Blind questions whether e-books that educators will purchase through Amazon's storefront are likely to be fully useful to its community.

August 25, 2015

Measured Progress Pays Nev. $1.3 Million Over Botched Tests

A vendor blamed for recent disruptions in online assessments will pay financial penalties, under an agreement with Nevada's state Attorney General.

August 24, 2015

The PDK/Gallup Poll Results That Matter for the K-12 Marketplace

Fifty-four percent of public school parents oppose having teachers in their communities follow the common-core standards, a PDK/Gallup poll found.

August 17, 2015

Spending on Instructional Materials, Construction Climbing in K-12

Total spending on K-12 instructional materials stood at $11.8 billion in 2013-14, according to the Education Market Association.

August 12, 2015

Nevada Hires Data Recognition Corp. as New Test Vendor

Nevada's state board of examiners has awarded a $51 million contract for statewide testing to DRC, which will replaced Measured Progress, a company that took blame for testing breakdowns earlier this year.

August 03, 2015

Pearson Agrees to Compensate Minnesota for Testing Breakdowns

Minnesota will receive $1 million in fees from Pearson and up to $4.7 million in additional services and support, as part of a settlement.

August 03, 2015

$30 Million e-Book Store for N.Y.C. Schools Likely to Be Run by Amazon

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

July 30, 2015

Amazon Top Pick for Contract to Create N.Y.C. Schools' e-Book 'Marketplace'

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

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.

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