The FTC says companies should be aware of the applicability of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to remote learning, yet added that the statute shouldn’t prevent innovation.
Many companies in the education market are likely to pursue loans through the recent, massive stimulus. But securing that funding is no sure thing.
As district budgets contract during the COVID-19 crisis, the E-rate is likely to become a key source of funding for schools trying to improve their internet connectivity.
Because the economic rescue package will be used to cover so many district needs, the law will likely fall short in addressing many ed-tech priorities, a pair of advocates predict.
Service providers can now offer free Internet and other technologies to schools through Sept. 30, said the FCC.
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.
Federal lawmakers are likely to approve small increases in spending for education over the coming year, despite the Trump administration’s latest call for big cuts in funding.
An EdWeek Market Brief survey asks about how districts plan to spend federal money — on social-emotional learning, curriculum, PD and other needs — over the next two years.
A requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act to report financial data in a more granular way could help vendors identify business opportunities.
An EdWeek Market Brief survey asked district administrators which factors — from state mandates to federal policy to local bond measures — will hurt their budgets the most over the next two years.