Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.
Vulcan Inc., a company co-owned by Paul Allen, Microsoft’s cofounder, recently underwrote research to pinpoint the top opportunities for social impact investing in K-12 education.
McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.
In the years to come, K-12 districts will increasingly demand ed-tech products that can help build student creativity and independent thinking, the Horizon Report predicts.
A study from the ed-tech industry looks at what training educators want, and how they recommend increasing the effectiveness of student data used in schools.
Thousands are gathering for ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia to learn about the latest in educational technology, and how to get the most out of it.
BloombergBusiness reports that Amplify, which launched tablets for K-12 in 2013, will abandon the hardware business. The company counters that it is “still fulfilling orders” for tablets.
GreatSchools, known for producing profiles of schools, has announced a partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
Four ed-tech companies raised more than $50 million of venture capital and Rosetta Stone entered a partnership that could increase its footprint in high schools.
Many districts are experimenting with “open” resources — free materials that typically can be shared, modified, and repurposed by teachers and others.