Today the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Jeff Raikes’ decision to step down as CEO after five years in the job.
The ConnectED initiative launched by President Obama is seen as an opportunity for states and districts to collaborate to bring down the cost of technology.
Google Play for Education, delivered via Nexus 7 tablets, is piloted in Hillsborough, N.J., schools. Will it threaten the dominance of Apple’s iPad?
Kiva and Citi Microfinance have launched Kiva U, and a curriculum for K-12 on “Exploring Poverty,” to increase students understanding of financial inclusion.
Seven public schools have opened in the Netherlands centered on iPads for education, and given the name “Steve Jobs Schools.”
A survey from American Express projects major tech spending by parents for back-to-school time, while the National Retail Federation’s poll projects reduced spending on electronics.
The Software & Information Industry Association is looking for promising ed tech companies for its latest Innovation Incubator competition.
Cash-strapped schools get funds from Fortune 500 corporate sponsors in deals brokered by Education Funding Partners Inc.
Online schools in Florida, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee face enrollment challenges as the result of new legislation, recruitment troubles, and increased competition.
An RFP for curricula will be released Sept. 1 by the National Joint Powers Alliance, a cooperative that counts about 10,000 schools among its members.