Tolerance for risk can fuel an education company’s growth, but leaders of those businesses also need to be disciplined and understand what the K-12 market is demanding.
The superintendent of the Compton Unified School District has overseen a digital shift there, in part through partnerships with ed-tech companies.
Education companies can take key steps to build better relationships with school district leaders, including a more personal approach that goes beyond contract obligations.
A procurement expert from the nation’s 9th-largest school system says the top reason some vendor contracts fail is due to cumulative neglect.
Affordability, educational impact, and data-privacy protections are key features schools will want in AI-driven products, says Jeff Dieffenbach, the associate director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative.
Reductions in staff, new educational trends such as personalized learning, and the need to comply with federal regulations are pushing school districts to seek help from consultants.
Stephen Gal, a tech entrepreneur and Cornell professor, outlines how to establish value in a product, the best ways to fail, and how education companies can avoid mistakes.
An education company leads a list of businesses with the most remote workers, and the industry shows strong signs of growing interest in this employment option.
Technology, access to information, and broad societal shifts such as immigration pose many challenges to districts, and the private sector can help schools adjust, said Dwight Carter, the author of “Leading Schools in Disruptive Times.”
Building positive relationships with regional educational service agencies opens doors for K-12 companies to get greater access to school districts in “one fell swoop.”