The federal agency has released new guidance for evaluating ed-tech tools — a move that speaks to the uncertainty among districts and vendors about standards under the law.
4 Big Shifts the Coronavirus Is Bringing to the Assessment Industry
The Effects of COVID-19 and Remote Instruction Are Changing District Demands for Testing
The coronavirus has forced a number of assessment providers to place new emphasis on non-testing product lines.
The presumptive Democratic nominee is pledging to boost funding for numerous federal programs, including those supporting after-school and special-needs communities.
A new grant authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act will be weighted heavily toward benefiting economically disadvantaged students, which could alter purchasing choices of funding recipients.
Advocacy groups and testing organizations urged the U.S. Department of Education to place an emphasis on equity in making awards through its innovative-assessment program.
Amazon Is Reshaping Purchasing In Many Districts. Here Are 5 Takeaways
Critics Worry That the Online Retailer's Pricing and Role Stifles Local Competition
Amazon is becoming a mainstay in K-12 procurement, with some districts signing onto its purchasing platforms at the urging of teachers.
Companies whose ed-tech products are based in learning sciences research can apply to Digital Promise for this certification.
New Data Reporting Mandate in ESSA Could Open Doors for Savvy Vendors
States Must Detail Spending on a School-by-School, Per Pupil Level
A requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act to report financial data in a more granular way could help vendors identify business opportunities.
5 Types of Products That Will Drive the Special Education Market
Districts Are Looking to Ease Teacher Workloads and Prepare Students for Life Outside of School
Product developers, investors, and researchers who advise vendors describe emerging areas of demand in serving special needs populations.
A new report looks at how the Every Student Succeeds Act’s mandate for evidence in school-turnaround strategies are playing out in five school districts.