Fairfax County Public Schools, Va., is looking for a post-secondary planning system for students, and Maryland seeks a platform to manage applications to a state-wide scholarship program. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, N.C, wants web-based core curriculum instruction with a focus on literacy.
The rising popularity of virtual schools is causing a shift in the homeschooling curriculum market as students move seamlessly between online education and homeschooling.
Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB 7069 over the strong objections of school officials, who say it was crafted behind closed doors and will siphon funds from traditional public schools.
Many states are proposing only modest spending increases in K-12 education for fiscal 2018, partly because revenues from tax collections are weak.
Between 20 percent and 40 percent of U.S. students are projected to be in charter schools by 2035, a growth in the market that creates new opportunities for K-12 companies, but also big challenges.
School choice advocate and tennis legend Andre Agassi has created funds to help provide facilities and infrastructure to charter schools.
In this week’s dealmaking news, India-based ed-tech startup BYJU’s raised $30 million from investors, and Raise.me, a social enterprise-focused company, has taken in $12 million.
In fiscal 2014, school districts’ median spending was about $10,300 per student. Only half the states reported charter per-student spending, which was 10 percent less than the district average.
K-12 market experts examine how Trump’s election, Republican control of Congress, and statehouse results will affect education funding, school choice measures, and the potential impact on ed-tech initiatives.
Birmingham’s district is looking to open dual Spanish-English immersion charters. In Denver, grants for after-school programs are up for grabs.