School districts face a financial “bloodletting” in a few years as enrollment declines, loss of stimulus, and a potential economic slowdown takes hold, says Marguerite Roza of Georgetown University.
School districts around the country are making progress when it comes to spending emergency federal funding, according to EdWeek Research Center survey data.
Districts’ internet connectivity has vastly improved, but the sheer number of tech devices and tools that operate on them is creating new needs.
West Virginia’s state E-rate coordinator talks about the investments school districts are making in connectivity for schools, and for students’ homes.
Many education organizations in the market ignore common-sense ways to establish evidence for their products, explains consultant Kripa Sundar.
A Florida school system is looking for a vendor to help with technology risk assessment, and a Missouri system needs help evaluating its plans for spending federal stimulus dollars.
EdWeek Market Brief offers a forecast of key opportunities and challenges for vendors over the coming year.
Backed with unprecedented federal funding to weather the pandemic, states collectively spent an estimated $483 billion on K-12 during fiscal 2021, a year-over-year increase of 12.3 percent, according to a new analysis.
K-12 leaders have access to an historic amount of emergency federal funding, but they have concerns about how they should put that money to the best use.
EdWeek Market Brief surveyed district administrators on how they plan to spend new stimulus funds focused on out-of-school internet connectivity needs.