California’s budget for next year boosts funding for early childhood education and gives districts considerable flexibility in spending decisions.
Many prominent tech companies are urging their users to oppose FCC efforts to weaken “net neutrality” protections.
The Every Student Succeeds Act creates new opportunities for arts programs in K-12, a new report by the Education Commission of the States argues.
About 80 percent of school spending goes toward salaries and benefits, while purchased services and supplies make up only about 20 percent, according to federal data.
K-12 systems have more flexibility to spend federal Title I dollars than they might think, and vendors should understand what’s possible.
The administration’s plans call for new funding for charter schools and school choice, but a potentially critical source of ed-tech funding would be zeroed out.
Many states are proposing only modest spending increases in K-12 education for fiscal 2018, partly because revenues from tax collections are weak.
The action, which would reverse a two-year-old policy by the agency, has angered a number of school and consumer groups, who worry it would slow the flow of valuable content to students and other internet users.
Louisiana state officials are looking for vendors to help them evaluate plans to overhaul struggling schools, and the Dallas district wants PD to meet specialized academic and cultural needs.
Potentially big policy changes at the federal level are creating major questions for ed-tech companies and others, panelists at the ASU/GSV Summit said.