Pearson anticipates a negative impact on its K-12 assessment business in the U.S. and HMH has made dramatic changes in the month since COVID-19 school closures have gone into effect.
Because the economic rescue package will be used to cover so many district needs, the law will likely fall short in addressing many ed-tech priorities, a pair of advocates predict.
School systems are scrambling to make emergency purchases now, while they consider what school closures and potential state cuts will mean in the long term.
The massive relief package does not include new dedicated funding for the E-rate program, which some lawmakers and tech advocates had sought.
The sudden influx of thousands of new users is squeezing some ed-tech nonprofits’ ability to deliver their services, prompting them to ask for more funding.
As schools across the world turn to virtual learning during the coronavirus, some ed-tech organizations believe they could fare well in the long term.
Education businesses are ramping up technologies for remote work, reassigning workers to different tasks, and keeping an eye on employees’ mental well-being.
Service providers can now offer free Internet and other technologies to schools through Sept. 30, said the FCC.
As districts grapple with shutdowns caused by the coronavirus, companies are developing new strategies for inbound inquiries, social-media messaging, and product development.
The Waldron Charitable Fund is offering a total of $1 million in grants to nonprofits around the country disrupted by coronavirus-related school closures.