Four ed-tech companies raised more than $50 million of venture capital and Rosetta Stone entered a partnership that could increase its footprint in high schools.
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June 19, 2015
June 10, 2015
In response to criticism from the math community, EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, is making changes to its textbook review process.
May 20, 2015
The Consumer Reports-style reviews of common-core instructional materials posted by EdReports.org are incomplete, contain errors, and misrepresent what's important in the common standards, claim two national groups of math educators.
April 14, 2015
The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.
March 04, 2015
Researcher William Schmidt has created a tool that helps teachers determine where exactly a particular standard is taught within a specific textbook.
February 18, 2015
California, Texas and Florida are among the states that are ceding more authority to districts in choosing their own instructional materials, the Association of American Publishers reports.
January 27, 2015
Fewer and fewer states are retaining control over districts' adoption of curricular materials.
January 15, 2015
Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers who led the effort to create the Common Core, explains that until we have a more powerful curriculum design and more deep professional exchange about content, pedagogy, and student work going on in our schools the Common Core will not be implemented as it should be.
January 02, 2015
The worldwide education company recently sold back its 5 percent stake in Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's struggling e-reader division, for nearly $28 million.
January 02, 2015
Publisher HarperCollins has pulled from shelves an atlas with maps that failed to include the state of Israel.