The Injini program, which describes itself as Africa’s first ed-tech incubator, is trying to support businesses that can have a transformative effect on learning across the the continent.
The Philadelphia school district is seeking a resource-planning system, and a Florida school system wants to buy an assortment of tech devices and software.
School districts are looking for business simulation software for students, a reading software subscription service, and a learning program for interactive flat panels.
The Long Beach, Calif., school system has put out an RFP seeking a teacher-planning software program for educators in its 85 schools.
The Kenosha Unified school district in Wisconsin is looking to purchase a health curriculum. A pair of Tennessee school systems, meanwhile, have different needs, with one looking to buy a web-based reading intervention program, and the other planning to buy medical simulators for use in clinical training programs.
A Mississippi school district is looking for language arts and math curricula, and a Tennessee county board of education has its sights on buying college- and career-readiness software.
K-12 systems have more flexibility to spend federal Title I dollars than they might think, and vendors should understand what’s possible.
Seeking out like-minded education partners is a way to share your resources and business more widely, and to collaborate with other ed-tech startups.
A stop in two classrooms to watch students work with ed-tech product Listenwise proved it’s important for entrepreneurs to stay close to their customers.
The second in a series of research reports on what districts pay for curricular products examines whether those purchases had an impact on student test scores.