Ongoing hearings, part of the “negotiated rulemaking” process for the federal Every Student Succeeds Acts, are touching on computer-adaptive and English-language testing. Stay tuned for more updates on this process in the months ahead.
The Emerson Collective, a venture fund led by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, joined Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, in investing in Ellevation.
In an exclusive survey of school district leaders, nearly half reported they are dissatisfied with current educational content offered by commercial providers.
Analysts expect investors to seek out companies that help districts use big data, gain deeper understanding of school systems, and focus on special populations in 2016.
Two district curriculum specialists talk about how they judge products for common-core alignment, and the steps companies should take to better address their schools’ needs.
K-12 systems are telling publishers and other content producers to give them materials for English-language learners that are more challenging, and tailored to specific grade spans and academic subjects.
School districts are in the market for digital content for English learners but the demand is unevenly dispersed throughout the fifty states.