Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has questioned the awarding of small contracts by the state education agency; some see it as a fight related to common-core standards battles.
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December 18, 2014
December 09, 2014
The White House Office of Management and Budget is changing its rules so that federally funded contracts worth $150,000 or more will require school districts to negotiate profits with contractors.
December 05, 2014
Company officials and K-12 leaders have very different views of who wields the most influence over school district buying decisions, a study shows.
December 02, 2014
The Federal Bureau of Investigation hauled 20 boxes worth of evidence from the LAUSD headquarters related to the district's ambitious 1-to-1 technology effort.
November 14, 2014
Districts find it difficult to discover the best ed-tech products, and providers of the products say it's tough to sell to K-12.
November 04, 2014
The market for tablets at the global level, and in the U.S., continues to grow, though Apple's sales of iPads declined in the third quarter, according to the IDC.
October 18, 2014
Oklahoma officials scrambled to find a testing vendor for exams required for high school graduation, after another company, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, backed out.
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.