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.
There’s a “lack of industrywide commonality” in how whole-child and social-emotional learning are defined, says Matthew Mingle, a district superintendent and board member at ASCD.
A Phoenix-area district — one of the largest high school districts in the country — gives students real-world experience in making budget decisions.
The Palm Beach County school district is one of many around the country attempting to plan for how to support the well-being of students, teachers, and parents if schools reopen in the fall.
A procurement leader from a large Virginia school district explains what she’s learned about how procurement has to shift amid a crisis that has upended her system’s plans.
A district official talks about how the state’s new requirements for phonics instruction will shape purchasing and decision-making.
The Texas state education commissioner outlines the new law that emphasizes K-3 reading instruction and phonics.
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.
An ed-tech administrator offers insights about the kind of support districts need from companies, and how K-12 officials share information about products via social media.
The Vancouver, Wash., district is looking for curriculum, parent-outreach tools, and other products that will meet the eclectic demands of a diverse student population.