Marlo Gaddis, the chief technology officer for North Carolina’s largest district, says systems like hers are looking for streamlined, simple technology during the coronavirus.
Curriculum has to be implemented with fidelity, and only strong professional development will accomplish that, says Nakia Hardy, the deputy superintendent of the Durham, N.C., schools.
School board members are the public face of districts, and many play an oversight role on contracts. Smart vendors will do everything they can to impress them.
Vendors are falling short in not designing academic resources that prepare students for the job market in creative ways, a California superintendent says.
Schools will increasingly count on education vendors to deliver products that cultivate analytic skills and collaborative ability, labor experts say.
Too many curriculum materials attempt to align to academic standards but fail to address the depth of their content, say administrators from the Cherry Hill Public School District.
A newly approved law pumps $11.6 billion in new education funding into this critical state market for K-12 vendors.
Some companies see the potential for blockchain to transform K-12 administrative tasks. But are school district officials ready to take the leap?
Divisions between sales, content, product development, and support teams can scuttle a K-12 company’s ambitions. A pair of experts who’ve worked to break down silos within companies talk about how to do it.
Education companies are putting more emphasis on creating a consultative, customer-service approach that goes way beyond just achieving a transactional sale.