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.
Districts want vendors to be proactive in the face of disappointing analytics that show teachers and students aren’t engaging with a digital tool.
New or looming tariffs on goods imported from China have education companies scrambling to get products across U.S. borders and wondering whether to pass new costs on to schools and districts.
Educators are turning to a database created by a state ed-tech directors’ association to search for quality instructional materials.
Nearly four years after a federal education law emphasized the use of evidence-based interventions to improve student outcomes, the requirements are changing the K-12 landscape for education companies.
While the overall budget picture for education for the next fiscal year looks positive, a breakdown of individual states’ spending plans offers reasons for caution.
Ed-tech companies can build features into products, and into their marketing, that address parents’ concerns about overexposure to devices.
European and Asian vendors with smart approaches to branding, distribution, and choosing markets are finding their way in the United States. American companies should take note.
Some companies see the potential for blockchain to transform K-12 administrative tasks. But are school district officials ready to take the leap?