Small school districts are banding together into “clusters” to pump up their purchasing power, establish faster buying decisions, and provide useful feedback to education companies.
Andrew Moore weighs in on the lessons that education companies can learn from K-12 schools and, conversely, what school systems can learn from the corporate world.
When technology and curriculum leaders collaborate closely, as they do in the Sunnyside school district, they present a united front that companies must understand in order to meet a district’s needs,
Gary Appenfelder, director of purchasing for the Nashville school system, talks about why the district is requiring vendors that handle students’ personally identifiable data to carry cyber insurance.
A key state education department official, who tried to help inBloom launch in New York, talks about the lessons learned for ed-tech providers.
A academic scholar who trains future K-12 educators offers advice to vendors on how they can design products and professional development to address teachers’ tech needs and fears.
As the Oakland school district moves into widespread use of digitally driven personalized learning, school leaders want education companies that provide a high level of service.
The Department of Defense’s school system offers big opportunities for vendors who can navigate the system. A top DOD procurement official explains what companies need to know.
One school district’s purchase of a new LMS includes on-site demonstrations, a look at future company plans, and collaboration with other districts.
A new Louisiana law will allow school districts large and small to band together to get the best deals on products and services.