Texas fines the Educational Testing Service $5.7 million, and requires another $15 million to address assessment problems, while Nevada notifies Data Recognition Corp. that it’s in “breach of contract” for late delivery of assessment results.
Nepris, an online community that brings together educators and industry professionals, raised $1 million from investors who include the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and former NBA star Kobe Bryant invests in a Chinese education company.
The U.S. Department of Education is exploring “pay for success” models in early childhood education and career-and-technical education, and the agency will separately conduct research on whether the model can be used in English-language learning.
A site launched by the Learning Accelerator is meant to offer concrete examples of different K-12 models for using personalized and blended learning in classrooms.
The U.S. public underestimates, by almost 50 percent, how much is actually spent on education in their districts.
An initiative to improve the use of apps and mobile technology in the instruction of special education students finds that teachers aren’t receiving the professional development they want.
Technology training company Galvanize and ed-tech company Degreed raised additional funds while ed-tech startups in India saw new investments.
A hybrid incubator and seed fund established in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education recently named Rita Ferrandino as its new chief executive officer.
Small business grant programs act as seed funds for ed-tech startups.
Certica Solutions acquired Educuity while college admissions platforms drew funds from the investment community.