Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn’t go far enough.
Remind, a free text messaging app for teachers, students, and parents, raised $40 million of venture capital, bringing the company’s total funds raised to $59 million.
An Education Week review of federally funded, common-core testing contracts shows McGraw-Hill/CTB, Pearson, and ETS winning the biggest deals.
Newsela, a startup that offers news articles written at various reading levels, raised $4.1 million from investors in a Series A round.
A federal judge in Florida has ordered an online school that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a “diploma mill” to halt marketing to students.
Chegg is offering $24-per-hour college counseling to high school students, which the company says is an alternative to costly services.
A Microsoft official pledges that the company, in acquiring the developer of Minecraft, will “nurture and grow” the enormously popular video game.
Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.
MIT and Harvard University’s online-learning platform edX entered the K-12 arena this week with the release of 26 MOOCs targeted at high school students.
The U.S.-based technology giant may be seeking to purchase the company that created the wildly popular game Minecraft, which has become a hit among children, adults, and some teachers who weave it into instruction.