The Seattle schools are investing in literacy intervention services and related professional development, and a New York regional educational services agency is looking for web-based human-resources software.
The Fairfax, Va. school system needs laptops for a 1-to-1 computing program, while the Palm Beach, Fla. school district is requesting information about specialized education management systems. Also, the Nashville district is looking to purchase evidence-based interventions.
A Washington state district will buy new math curricula and a Reno, Nev. district wants literacy software. A Texas district seeks a credit recovery program.
The state of Massachusetts needs help developing next-generation assessments for several subjects, and two Texas districts are looking for a continuous improvement consultant and a credit-recovery service.
California district seeks digital notification system and Nashville pursues online credit recovery.
The Pasco, Wash., district is looking for intervention programs in algebra, and the Denver schools need middle school social studies curriculum.
New Haven schools are looking for an online platform with courses for credit recovery, and an Illinois district chose three providers for English/language arts materials.
School districts and vendors may need to rethink how they use and evaluate online-credit-recovery options after mounting criticism of these programs and changes to the federal education law.
Teenagers who took an online makeup course after failing Algebra I had lower scores and grades than peers enrolled in face-to-face classes, according to an analysis by the American Institutes of Research.