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.
Vendors are falling short in not designing academic resources that prepare students for the job market in creative ways, a California superintendent says.
Some vendors have lost contracts in K-12 districts throughout Connecticut for failure to comply with the state’s stringent data privacy law.
It’s time to move beyond math and reading scores in evaluating students, says the Pinellas County school district’s executive director of assessment, accountability, and research.
In the 206,000-student Orange County, Fla., schools, administrators have turned to an array of apps, platforms, and programs to try to engage parents and meet their diverse needs.
The Prince George’s County school system has a tech team that helps with product implementation, and vendors need to connect with that team, says district tech leader Lisa Spencer.
Too many curriculum materials attempt to align to academic standards but fail to address the depth of their content, say administrators from the Cherry Hill Public School District.
Many resources focused on social-emotional learning don’t help schools make connections between different problems confronting students, explains Denise Herrmann.