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January 17, 2014

More States Dumping the GED, Choosing Alternative Tests

New Hampshire opts for a new high school equivalency test designed by ETS, joining a list of nine other states doing likewise.

January 15, 2014

E-rate, Data Privacy, Common Core Likely to Shape Market in 2014

Changes to the E-rate program, controversy over data privacy, and improving school budgets are expected to impact preK-12 companies doing business with schools in 2014.

January 15, 2014

Alaska Withdraws From Smarter Balanced Testing Group

Alaska chooses to have the University of Kansas design its assessments.

January 13, 2014

Duncan at 'Parent Summit:' Press For Better Schools

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.

January 10, 2014

PISA Denial: Another Flavor

Marc Tucker refutes critics of PISA who claim that we can ignore the poor performance of US students because the test doesn't measure the things that really matter.

January 08, 2014

Report Identifies Opportunities, Challenges for Ed. Technology Market

Education technology companies selling to the PreK-12 market will need to focus more on results, as education leaders are more sophisticated in their purchasing.

January 08, 2014

10 Platform Axioms

These may be short of axioms, but if you're building (or buying) a learning platform, these are 10 pretty good planning assumptions.

January 07, 2014

Chamber President Calls for Support of Common Core in 2014

The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, will reiterate the business organization's backing of the common-core standards, which have come under attack.

January 07, 2014

Is PARCC Out of the Running for Common-Core Testing in Florida?

Five companies are competing for the assessment contract in Florida, and PARCC isn't one of them.

January 07, 2014

Teachers' Unions, Testing Consortia Team Up on Grants From Helmsley Trust

A grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust aims to involve teachers nationwide in the design of resources for tests being designed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

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