Many resources focused on social-emotional learning don’t help schools make connections between different problems confronting students, explains Denise Herrmann.
Alicia Duell, the technology director for a K-8 district in Illinois, says usage data plays a key role in her decisions about what ed-tech tools to keep and scrap.
Gerald Crisci, the chief tech and innovation director for the Scarsdale, N.Y., school district, needs companies to help him on tangled issues that extend from data privacy to pricing.
Four California districts, serving 140,000 students, are buying ed-tech cooperatively through the Education Technology Joint Powers Authority, and other K-12 systems are poised to sign up.
A Texas school leader explains the lessons she’s learned from a national program that encourages ed-tech innovation and best practices.
Michigan’s state director of assessment, Andrew Middlestead, talks about his state’s efforts to help educators use formative assessment, and what they need from those classroom strategies.
The 7,300-student KIPP LA Schools look for vendors who follow through on promised product improvements, says top administrator Matthew Peskay.
AI tools could improve K-12 report cards and districts’ ability to identify students for academic interventions, says author and educator Michelle Zimmerman.
Rural districts are often more innovative and willing to spend on new products than companies realize, say two experts on rural schools.
Vendors should be prepared to tell school districts exactly what data they collect, and how it’s protected, says K-12 cybersecurity leader Melissa Tebbenkamp.