The administration’s plans call for new funding for charter schools and school choice, but a potentially critical source of ed-tech funding would be zeroed out.
Many states are proposing only modest spending increases in K-12 education for fiscal 2018, partly because revenues from tax collections are weak.
The action, which would reverse a two-year-old policy by the agency, has angered a number of school and consumer groups, who worry it would slow the flow of valuable content to students and other internet users.
Louisiana state officials are looking for vendors to help them evaluate plans to overhaul struggling schools, and the Dallas district wants PD to meet specialized academic and cultural needs.
Potentially big policy changes at the federal level are creating major questions for ed-tech companies and others, panelists at the ASU/GSV Summit said.
EdWeek Market Brief today released the results of a nationwide survey of K-12 educators, gauging their perceptions of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
The four major technology companies are selling into K-12 districts at a time when schools’ demands for easy-to-use tools and platforms, and “personalization,” are on the rise.
The tech provider has lost traction in the market for K-12 operating systems to Google, which also produces the popular G Suite classroom platform.
The number of ed-tech deals rose from 100 late last year to 131 in the first quarter of 2017, with a value of $545 million, a new analysis shows.
The value of transactions in the education sector fell by 70 percent, from $17.75 billion to $5.32 billion, in the most recent year, a new report says.