When School Districts Turn to Co-ops, It’s to Buy These Products

An EdWeek Market Brief Survey Looks How Districts Use Cooperatives for Purchasing

Managing Editor

Purchasing co-ops aim to provide school districts with collective leverage they can use to squeeze lower prices and better services from education vendors.

Some co-ops represent hundreds of school systems. Others, like California’s Ed Tech Joint Powers Authority, serve some of the biggest school districts in their states, and they’ve grown to work with…