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.
Ongoing hearings, part of the “negotiated rulemaking” process for the federal Every Student Succeeds Acts, are touching on computer-adaptive and English-language testing. Stay tuned for more updates on this process in the months ahead.
A growing number of commercial and nonprofit efforts are slowly emerging to create a shared set of expectations for vendors and school officials for judging the quality of products.
States and districts are under mounting pressure from parents and policymakers to cut the number of tests students take, but also to make assessments more meaningful.