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.
The former president told the crowd of education business leaders that the controversial federal law he championed was “one of the great pieces of civil rights legislation.”
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.
The study of how districts track spending for each school found that it is difficult to make “apples-to-apples” comparisons of expenditures among schools in a system.
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.
All states have now submitted their ESSA accountability plans and their details provide direction on where market demands and opportunities are likely to emerge.
A state education expert outlines opportunities for businesses now that all states have submitted their ESSA accountability plans.
Parents are hungry for testing information, but school districts and vendors need to do much more to help families interpret assessments, an executive from a top testing organization says.