Many companies in the education market are likely to pursue loans through the recent, massive stimulus. But securing that funding is no sure thing.
As district budgets contract during the COVID-19 crisis, the E-rate is likely to become a key source of funding for schools trying to improve their internet connectivity.
Because the economic rescue package will be used to cover so many district needs, the law will likely fall short in addressing many ed-tech priorities, a pair of advocates predict.
School systems are scrambling to make emergency purchases now, while they consider what school closures and potential state cuts will mean in the long term.
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has acquired Instructure, developer of the popular Canvas Learning Management System.
A district official talks about how the state’s new requirements for phonics instruction will shape purchasing and decision-making.
Service providers can now offer free Internet and other technologies to schools through Sept. 30, said the FCC.
As the coronavirus crisis takes hold, companies reaching out to districts need to act with empathy, smarts, and sensitivity.
The Texas state education commissioner outlines the new law that emphasizes K-3 reading instruction and phonics.
Many district purchasing cycles are locked in, but vendors still face big uncertainties over the coming weeks and months.