Attendees at the Software & Information Industry Summit say the market is booming for digital education, but they are well aware that print texts aren’t dead yet.
The global education company Pearson has won a contract from the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to develop test items, deliver tests, report results, and analyze scores.
Only about half of the nation’s teachers regard the digital tools their students use frequently as effective, according to a new nationwide survey of educators.
Weld North, an investment company led by former Kaplan CEO Jonathan Grayer, recently announced two major acquisitions of ed-tech companies, Imagine Learning and Truenorthlogic.
The vast majority of education mergers and acquisitions over the past two years were “strategic” transactions, as judged by transaction volume, research shows.
Twenty-five percent of high school students in school wide Title 1 programs said they had a school-provided tablet, while 13 percent of non-Title 1 students had that type of device, according to a Project Tomorrow survey.
The list of finalists for the Software and Information Industry Association’s annual “CODiE” awards includes some of the biggest names in the education field, but also many relative unknowns.
Two software programs already used successfully in LA schools received low scores in the procurement process won by Pearson’s unproven curriculum, according to a report.
Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.
Three organizations collaborated to create a checklist to help districts prepare for the advent of administering online tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards.