Our most popular stories of 2013 tackled teachers’ spending habits, growth in the global education market, and three common core-related issues.
Some 68 percent of district curriculum directors plan to purchase new instructional materials for common-core implementation, according to an MDR survey.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has released a request for proposals to develop assessments, submit assessment reports and analyze results.
Longtime publishing house HarperCollins will give e-book provider Curriculet access to its extensive list of titles.
A Nov. 7 Education Week webinar focuses on the challenges districts face in choosing qualified chief technology officers.
Education historian Diane Ravitch speaks about her latest book, Reign of Error, which offers a far-reaching critique of private involvement in public education.
Common Sense Media, an advocacy group that rates education products, is urging major industry group to take stronger steps to protect student data, the New York Times reports.
The Business Roundtable is calling for the creation of a panel for judging academic materials’ alignment to the common-core standards, a potentially tricky task.
One of the two major consortia developing commmon-core tests is inviting companies to compete to develop speaking and listening assessments, valued at $1.5 million.
The march toward common-core tests, the rise of formative assessment, and new models of testing have produced a surge in the testing industry, analysts say.