NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, designed to test and support ed-tech ventures, announces it will support its first company: Echo360, a teaching and learning platform.
Families’ spending on school supplies has dropped a bit from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Investment in ed-tech startups hit $2.3 billion in the year ending June 30, but K-12 schools aren’t the largest slice of the pie, according to CB Insights.
Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.
Four education companies brought in more than $20 million of venture capital.
Los Angeles-area officials are trying to stoke their region’s attractiveness as a hub for ed-tech companies, and other cities are trying to do the same.
A national meeting sponsored by Digital Promise will focus on how people in specific cities or regions are pooling their talents and resources to improve schools.
In a decision with potentially huge implications, a New Mexico judge has rejected the AIR’s protest of a PARCC contract awarded to Pearson.
Nevada, a state frustrated by online testing woes earlier this year, is tentatively set to hire a new vendor to oversee a suite of state assessments.