The Guilford County, N.C., school system’s tutoring and accelerated learning efforts offer companies a window into the strategies being tested by districts across the country.
Nearpod, Newsela, Pear Deck, Google, and BrainPOP are among the companies that are backing resources to promote responsible tech use among students.
Education publishers and curriculum providers are faced with a raft of new state policies that restrict teaching about racial issues, even as many local district officials are demanding more inclusive resources.
Quarantines will remain a reality throughout the school year in many parts of the country, as the Delta variant persists. For education businesses, it’s another opportunity to prove their value.
As a new school year begins and the Delta variant has taken hold, school systems’ needs for SEL programs and strategies have shifted from the pre-COVID era.
For many educators, the path from the classroom to the corporate world can be daunting. Former teachers and company officials say they’ve learned important lessons about how businesses can make the transition easier.
Businesses are rebranding products and bracing for impacts of a new regulation in China that severely clamps down on all for-profit tutoring in the country.
After their ed-tech usage soared during the first year of the pandemic, some districts are now looking to “constructively reduce” the number of tools and platforms in play. That has implications for companies.
Vendors are weighing whether to require their workers to get vaccinated, and gauging districts’ expectations.
Education companies are making sure they have technology and plans in place in case the new COVID variant ends up disrupting in-person learning this school year.