Education companies that want to understand how to win an RFP can gain insights from the chief strategy officer of the 20,000-student Rowan-Salisbury Schools in North Carolina.
The 320,000-student Clark County, Nev., district is shifting purchasing power away from the central office and putting it in the hands of individual school principals.
Even though Texas’ K-12 budget offers limited funding to districts, it creates opportunities for education companies that can help schools reduce costs.
Companies working with schools often fail to grasp the competing pressures districts face when planning big spending projects, an Oregon district finance official explains.
An award-winning superintendent talks about the problems he has encountered working with education companies, such as lack of responsiveness and poor customization.
Kevin Connors, the director of personalized learning for the Chicago public schools, outlines the role of principals in making decisions about instruction and ed-tech purchasing.
Superintendent Scott Muri talks about how parents’ and students’ expectations for communication from districts have changed.
K-12 systems have more flexibility to spend federal Title I dollars than they might think, and vendors should understand what’s possible.
Companies should allow for single-classroom purchases, provide on-demand PD, and respond quickly to pilot feedback, say instructional coaches.
The Orange County public schools in Florida have devoted $142 million to technology, and they are carefully monitoring the impact of that investment.