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.
The CIO and CAO of the Los Angeles Unified School District explain why it’s important for education companies to understand how their technology and instructional departments collaborate.
A pair of district leaders say vendors should be able to answer questions about product price and hidden costs.
Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto M. Carvalho talks about what he wants from vendors, and why his district takes a methodical approach to big ed-tech projects.
The new minister of education in Egypt, Tarek Shawki, discusses opportunities and challenges for U.S.-based education companies, efforts to expand digital learning, and Egyptian-American relations.