Chinese app provider Knowbox raised $15 million while HarukaEdu, a technology solutions provider based in Jakarta, raised $2.2 million.
A K-12 formative assessment company will receive an investment from the Jefferson Education Accelerator, a commercial effort that has support from the University of Virginia.
Seven states recently took part in a major, extended-length online professional development course for teachers. The results dispel the notion that long-term online PD doesn’t work — and the findings have potentially big implications for schools and vendors.
K-12 demand for formative and computer-adaptive testing is likely to grow this school year, but companies should pay close attention to regional differences and district size.
Researcher Barbara Foorman talks about her study on the use of computer-adaptive tests of literacy for ELLs in early grades in the Miami-Dade schools in Florida.
Exclusive survey of 400 K-12 leaders suggests there is room for expansion in private schools and affluent public schools and where satisfaction levels are low.
What are district officials looking for in educational games? An Illinois school district administrator offers straight talk to vendors.
Education providers should pitch products that solve specific problems faced by teachers and administrators–and that acknowledge the complexity of K-12 systems, says Brian Napack of Providence Equity.
The Next Generation Science Standards are placing new demands on content producers to recast their classroom resources, and rethink the PD they offer.
Ongoing hearings, part of the “negotiated rulemaking” process for the federal Every Student Succeeds Acts, are touching on computer-adaptive and English-language testing. Stay tuned for more updates on this process in the months ahead.