Professional development tops administrators’ wish lists for spending federal Title IV grant money, but college- and career-readiness and social emotional learning are also big needs.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering allowing a federal grant program authorized under ESSA to support efforts to arm teachers.
The state of Massachusetts needs help developing next-generation assessments for several subjects, and two Texas districts are looking for a continuous improvement consultant and a credit-recovery service.
Education companies can partner with educational entities to apply for federal funds aimed at boosting STEM and computer science education in K-12 schools.
The best practice recommendations for ed-tech companies conducting research has been updated since its 2017 release by a leading industry association.
Asked to rate eight characteristics of PD programs, 500 district leaders we surveyed were most likely to prefer training that is personalized for individual educators.
A nearly three-fold increase in appropriations for the Title IV-A block grant in the new federal budget means many districts can dedicate more funds to ed-tech training for teachers.
While many states are prioritizing personalized learning in their plans for accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act, they aren’t necessarily promoting the use of technology as a path to that outcome, researchers found.
States are likely to take a slow and cautious approach to applying to create “innovative” assessment pilots, and so vendors shouldn’t expect a windfall.
Hawaii’s Education Department seeks community learning centers, while Atlanta wants summer programs and a Minnesota district is in the market for wireless networking.