McGraw-Hill Education and the creator of Sesame Street have agreed to work together to bring content focused on social-emotional learning to elementary and pre-kindergarten students.
K-12 companies from the U.S. and other nations trying to make it in China need to understand the importance of brand recognition in the huge, fast-evolving market.
A federal appeals court rejected Great Minds’ argument that the national office supply chain needs to compensate it for copying K-12 math materials. But a separate case is still moving through the courts.
A Texas district is looking for an online instructional program in elementary schools, and a Tennessee school system wants a digital literacy platform, while a Virginia district needs special education services.
ATexas school district is seeking an after-school Spanish program. Also, a San Diego-based district awarded a contract for upgrading its security video systems.
The K-12 market is likely to include a mix of commercial and “open” resources for the foreseeable future, a panel at ISTE suggested.
Vermont is looking for assistance creating a master schedule, and the Hillsborough County School Board in Florida wants an alternative education program for at-risk high school students.
Twenty one states today have a process for reviewing districts’ choices of instructional materials, compared with just 14 two years ago, according to the State Educational Technology Directors Association.
LearnZillion will use an “open” educational resource curriculum developed by Illustrative Mathematics, which is also making its academic materials available to other commercial players.
A nationally representative survey of district administrators breaks down the most widely-used curriculum and assessment products, and tracks which companies K-12 leaders would recommend to peers.