A Texas 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.
A program run by the State Educational Technology Directors Association introduces companies to state ed-tech leaders to offer insights into the K-12 market.
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.
School principals across the U.S. were asked how much actual influence they have in two areas: establishing curriculum and school budgets in this study.
Renaissance CEO Daniel Hamburger will be replaced by Chris Bauleke, the former top executive at digital learning provider myON.
Education companies can succeed in developing countries in Africa if they clearly understand the potential risks and rewards, says Jamie Martin, the founder of the African ed-tech incubator Injini.