Arkansas has one of the most ambitious computer science programs in the country, but it needs more from curriculum providers, says state director Anthony Owen.
The Talladega, Ala., County School District has a big footprint in the national conversation about advancing STEM for its students.
After reviewing SEL products from nine vendors, the Howard County, Md. school district chose one for teachers in its 42 elementary schools. We look at the decision-making process.
The Natick, Mass., district counts on teachers to help evaluate ed-tech products, and it is trying to bring more data analysis to that process.
The superintendent of the Compton Unified School District has overseen a digital shift there, in part through partnerships with ed-tech companies.
School systems need tech-based HR systems capable of sharing data and analyzing information, says Dale R. Fisher, a board member of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.
The chief academic officer of a 13,000-student district says he weighs vendor-produced research as he investigates whether a digital product or service is right for students.
A procurement expert from the nation’s 9th-largest school system says the top reason some vendor contracts fail is due to cumulative neglect.
Charlotte “Nadja” Trez, executive director of English learner services for the 147,000-student Charlotte- Mecklenburg schools, says districts like hers need demanding content for ELLs, scaffolded to different language levels.
Patti Beltram, a nationally recognized career and technical education director, looks for curriculum that is flexible enough to serve her district’s many industry-focused programs.