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.
A new study examines the cost savings available through scoring essay test items through automated machines, rather than by people.
Chris Cerf is leaving his post as New Jersey’s education commissioner to become chief executive of Amplify, a company that is preparing to launch new digital curriculum and assessment.
Ultimately, it came down to providing whatever we needed to ensure users could be successful with the entire video observation and feedback process. And it turned out that, the process was more than just how to interact with videos online. We had to help users get the videos online.
The number of education-focused mergers and acquistions rose during the most recent year, according to an analysis by Berkery Noyes, a investment bank.
A group of about 50 business leaders have written to the Federal Communications Commission calling for improvements to the E-rate progarm.
In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, 34 state schools chief vowed to not share personally identifiable student data with the federal government.
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.