Nearly two years into the pandemic, staffing shortages have kept many districts in “crisis mode.” Some companies are figuring out creative ways to ease the burden.
Five school districts are experimenting with holding vendors to outcome-based standards for tutoring. Others could follow.
Education companies are grappling with new, difficult challenges as they trying to accommodate workers’ demands for flexibility.
Four venture capitalists focused on education tell EdWeek Market Brief about pitches from companies that made them want to invest, and others that made them stay away.
School districts are moving quickly to hire tutoring companies — in some cases, several of them — to shore up student academic challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.
Companies like DreamBox Learning and Cognitive ToyBox relied heavily on the input of classroom teachers and parents in bringing new products to market during the pandemic.
EdWeek Market Brief offers a forecast of key opportunities and challenges for vendors over the coming year.
Special education students endured major setbacks during COVID. The return to in-person instruction has created a new set of needs for schools to help those populations.
Across the country, school districts are plowing their share of federal stimulus aid into ambitious projects meant to counter problems brought on by the pandemic.
Purchasing cooperatives offer potentially enormous opportunities for vendors, if they know how to navigate their distinct expectations.