Dozens of states have approved or considered legislation toughening students-data privacy laws, and those policies are likely to have an effect on the strategic decisions and product development of ed-tech providers.
Experts see the potential for states to fashion daring new testing models in a variety of areas, including science, arts, and competency-, performance-, and portfolio-based assessments.
Contracts with the biggest districts typically get the most attention and are the most lucrative. But the vast majority of the nation’s school districts have fewer than 2,500 students–and those systems offer terrific opportunities for companies.
The Broward County, Fla., school district just spent more than $5 million on a learning management system without ever issuing an RFP for the new technology.
The sweeping new federal education law calls for ongoing, personalized, and collaborative professional development options, which will put pressure on districts, and K-12 providers.
U.S. Department of Education officials are putting forward specific plans to test the idea of luring financial investors into public education with the prospect of financial returns.
Identifying the right company in a foreign market to represent and distribute your company’s products can be the difference between failure and success.
Turnover in district leadership can create big problems for companies, unless they have sound strategies for managing those personnel shifts.
Districts have shown a growing appetite for using software-as-a-service models to meet their instructional and academic needs, but they need support and training to make it happen.
The Next Generation Science Standards are placing new demands on content producers to recast their classroom resources, and rethink the PD they offer.