Education companies need to focus on helping students return to grade level, and not just remediation, says the executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Tulsa Superintendent Deborah Gist talks about the support teachers need, and observations from having recently returned to teach because of staffing shortages.
School districts face a financial “bloodletting” in a few years as enrollment declines, loss of stimulus, and a potential economic slowdown takes hold, says Marguerite Roza of Georgetown University.
The Tennessee department of education’s chief academic officer breaks down the state’s sweeping year-old reading policy, one of 26 approved in states around the country.
Ed-tech companies need to weave privacy protections into product design and the very fabric of what they do, says Linnette Attai, who consults organizations on GDPR and other regulations.
The Saint Paul School District in Minnesota was forced to move to virtual PD during the pandemic, but it still sees many advantages to face-to-face support, says Craig Anderson, the district’s executive director of the office of teaching and learning.
The director of an ambitious statewide program in Arkansas talks about how it aims to pair school districts with qualified providers of academic intervention.
Many education organizations in the market ignore common-sense ways to establish evidence for their products, explains consultant Kripa Sundar.
School districts looking to engage students will continue to need a robust virtual experience, even with the widespread return to in-person learning, says Kiddom Chief Academic Officer Abbas Manjee.
Companies like DreamBox Learning and Cognitive ToyBox relied heavily on the input of classroom teachers and parents in bringing new products to market during the pandemic.