Many districts don’t realize they can spend Title I money on subjects outside of reading and math, and on non-academic interventions, says Melissa Junge, a consultant on federal education programs.
A third of district leaders identified funding flexibility as ESSA’s top driver for innovation, followed by new measures for judging school quality (23 percent), and professional development approaches (19 percent).
Two acquisitions–Weld North Education of Assessment Technology, and Allovue of Equiday–top our news, which includes LearnPlatform’s expansion and funding for Move This World.
How is the Every Student Succeed Act shaping district purchasing? EdWeek Market Brief’s webinar on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. EST will break it down for K-12 companies.
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 assessment company Measured Progress is merging with AdvancED, a provider of accreditation and consulting to schools.
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.
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