Education companies don’t spend enough time trying to understand the problems they’re attempting to help schools solve, says the former Palm Beach County, Fla., superintendent.
The 125-school district wants to move toward more student-centered learning as it works to close opportunity and achievement gaps.
District demands for ed-tech interoperability are already shaping K-12 buying decisions, to the benefit or detriment of companies, one Indiana school official explains.
A high school and a middle school principal talk about the steps that education companies can take to meet K-12 needs and the mistakes to avoid.
K-12 companies should look to help districts find overlooked sources of money, such as grant revenue, and recognize the financial constraints districts are working under, says a highly regarded district chief financial officer.
Curriculum directors are looking at ed-tech usage data as part of their decisionmaking about which products will help with instruction, and which need to be jettisoned.
The chief information officer for the Cincinnati public schools talks about the lessons companies can learn from the district’s development of a mobile learning app.
Districts across New York state are likely to prioritize spending on assistive technology, as well as school security, over the coming year.
Looking for an avenue to reach teachers? Librarians might be key to making connections between your product and the people most likely to use it in a school.
Top procurement officials from the Houston and Nashville school systems say companies that lose out on RFPs can gain valuable insights from getting a breakdown of what went wrong.