The work of vendors in three school districts provides a roadmap for successful collaboration that can lead to repeat business.
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.
Strong teacher input is critical to the successful adoption of new technology in K-12 classrooms, says Teaching Matters CEO Lynette Guastaferro.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is buying PD focused on promoting alignment to state academic standards, and a Georgia school system needs game-based STEM learning software.
A N.J. district is looking to buy a digital learning platform, and the largest school system in Tennessee needs an online system for English learners.
A report by the New Schools Venture Fund and Gallup finds that educators overwhelmingly trust other educators, when it comes to judging ed-tech products.
A Maryland district is looking to buy classroom materials for an American government program, and a Mississippi school system is looking for PD.
The second-largest school district in the country is looking for elementary literacy assessments, and two school systems in New Jersey are buying records-management platforms.
Districts in Colorado and Maryland are investing in assessment systems, while a Texas district wants software to help English-language learners.
Mississippi’s Jackson Public Schools are looking to buy blended learning and virtual learning programs, and New Jersey is investing in a bilingual curriculum.