Advocacy groups and testing organizations urged the U.S. Department of Education to place an emphasis on equity in making awards through its innovative-assessment program.
The Education Technology Joint Powers Authority, in operation for only a year, has attracted widespread interest from school districts and vendors alike.
The state of Kansas is looking for a statewide student assessment system, while Delaware needs professional learning on the science of reading, and an education purchasing cooperative in New York state is looking for an electronic form and workflow system.
The Gwinnett schools want an assessment platform for testing online and via paper-and-pencil. A Tempe, Ariz., high school district seeks plagiarism software, and Kenosha, Wis., wants PreK-8 online music education tools.
John Fallon led Pearson through a transformation away from serving as a traditional publisher, though the company has struggled with sales in the U.S. college materials market.
Duolingo raised $30 million, while Mentoring Minds, which provides K-12 critical thinking materials, has acquired instructional management platform SchoolSpire. Data management and analytics provider Hoonuit picked up Tembo, a public assessment and accountability reporting company.
Deloitte named its 500 fastest-growing tech companies in North America. Thirty-nine of them touch the world of education in ways big or small.
An Arizona school system wants to adopt textbooks for advanced high school math courses, and a California K-12 purchasing cooperative is seeking a student information system.
A Phoenix school district wants to adopt textbooks for environmental science courses and a Utah school system is purchasing a math curriculum for middle school.
Five superintendents who have been recognized for their leadership talk about the products, and the performance, they wish they were receiving from vendors.