New technologies, and new approaches to using existing platforms, are creating opportunities for education providers willing to think creatively.
A requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act to report financial data in a more granular way could help vendors identify business opportunities.
Top executives in the education sector say they draw inspiration from colleagues, students, interactions with critics of their products, and other industries.
Investors are likely to set a higher bar for financially backing education companies over the next year, even as they look to put their money behind new product areas.
Product developers, investors, and researchers who advise vendors describe emerging areas of demand in serving special needs populations.
The work of vendors in three school districts provides a roadmap for successful collaboration that can lead to repeat business.
Deloitte named its 500 fastest-growing tech companies in North America. Thirty-nine of them touch the world of education in ways big or small.
Five superintendents who have been recognized for their leadership talk about the products, and the performance, they wish they were receiving from vendors.
Schools will increasingly count on education vendors to deliver products that cultivate analytic skills and collaborative ability, labor experts say.
In designing products backed by research, K-12 vendors need to know where to focus their internal resources, and when to seek outside expertise.