Renaissance Learning chief Jack Lynch will take over the helm at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, an industry giant that has disappointed investors recently.
Officials at the online retailer and U.S. Communities predict the arrangement will allow many schools and districts to avoid having to issue formal RFPs to purchase supplies, including some forms of technology.
The Palm Beach, Fla., school district is looking for a mass notification and web management platform to improve internal and external communications, and the Provo, Utah, district has its eye on assessment software.
Decisions about ed-tech purchasing are becoming more decentralized in many foreign markets, with an increased emphasis on using local content, says Microsoft Vice President Anthony Salcito.
Speakers at the Bett ed-tech conference in London said the weakened British pound and prevailing economic uncertainty has created unexpected opportunities for digital startup companies.
International schools grapple with some of the same tensions that frustrate U.S. public schools trying to make use of ed-tech, a new survey finds.
Education leaders from Middle Eastern countries told attendees at the BETT ed-tech conference that teachers in their region need help using technology in their classrooms.
Pearson’s CEO said the company will take “radical action” to correct big losses in the higher education market.
A new survey from the International Literacy Association finds that what many teachers regard as “hot” in national conversations about literacy isn’t what they think is most important.
Past and present members of the International Literacy Association, most of whom were teachers or literacy/instructional coaches, and other teachers, academics, government workers and literacy professionals were asked to rate a set of 17 topics related to literacy on how “hot” and how “important” the topics are in their communities and in their countries.
Education companies face difficult decisions about whether to go after business in rural and small school systems, which typically offer little room to scale up.