Recent deals include IXL Learning’s acquisition of Education.com, ASSIST Education’s partnership with Santillana to bring its U.S. high school diplomas to Brazil, a U.K.-based acquisition by Strictly Education, and fundraising by ed-tech startups in Mumbai and Nigeria.
The international organization UNESCO, which has more than 190 member countries, has approved a resolution meant to support the development of the free, shareable educational materials.
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.
The Miami-Dade school district is buying learning management and student information system, and a major district in Minnesota needs a web design and content management solution.
One of the largest school districts in the country wants a farm-to-school strategic planning consultant. A school system in New York would like to find pre-K providers from community-based organizations.
Strong teacher input is critical to the successful adoption of new technology in K-12 classrooms, says Teaching Matters CEO Lynette Guastaferro.
The Baltimore city schools are planning to buy math and literacy intervention programs, and a New Jersey district is looking for professional development on social-emotional learning, mental health and other issues.
Schools will increasingly count on education vendors to deliver products that cultivate analytic skills and collaborative ability, labor experts say.
A North Carolina school district is buying a training program associated with helping students with trauma, and the Pittsburgh K-12 system needs a platform to help with transportation.
The Prince George’s County school system has a tech team that helps with product implementation, and vendors need to connect with that team, says district tech leader Lisa Spencer.