For the first time in three years, EdWeek Market Brief’s fall summit is being held in person, offering a prime opportunity for education companies to pick up insights on school districts’ most pressing needs and spending priorities over the next year, and beyond.
The event is being held Nov. 3-4 in Dallas. Education company executives and managers, as well as members of their teams working across different departments, will get intel delivered through data presentations, panels, briefings, and networking opportunities.
Among the highlights from this year’s program:
- The release of original survey data collected from the nation’s K-12 school districts on their expected spending in different product categories for next fiscal year, 2023-24. Those categories include core and supplementary curriculum, social-emotional learning, devices, data-management systems, English-language learner and special needs-focused programs, and assessment. (District planning on next year’s budget is already underway.)
- In panels and presentations, district officials will give companies a window into the biggest challenges they face, and how they’re addressing them, as their school systems attempt to emerge from the pandemic. District speakers include those from the San Antonio Independent School District; the Duval County (Fla.) Schools; the Fulton County (Ga.) Schools; the Ector County (Texas) Independent School District; the Albuquerque (N.M.) Public Schools; the Tucson (Ariz.) Unified School District; the Talladega (Ala.) County Schools; the Houston Independent School District; the Hamilton County (Tenn.) School System; the Raytown (Mo.) Quality Schools, and more.
- Education companies’ executives will speak about the top challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic, and how it’s shaped their work going forward. Among the organizations represented in the panels and presentations: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Reading Partners, IStation, Varsity Tutors, GoGuardian, and Cambium Learning.
- Leaders from the prominent research and policy organization focused on social-emotional learning CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) will lead a session focused on how companies that aren’t solely focused on SEL can develop effective, research-based approaches to integrating it into their programs and practices.
- Panel discussions and presentations with district officials will explore how school superintendents are charting post-pandemic paths, how district technology officials are settling on decisions about print vs. digital resources, and how education companies can be more responsive to K-12 districts’ evolving needs
More information on the event can be found here.
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