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.
A district official talks about how the state’s new requirements for phonics instruction will shape purchasing and decision-making.
As the coronavirus crisis takes hold, companies reaching out to districts need to act with empathy, smarts, and sensitivity.
The Texas state education commissioner outlines the new law that emphasizes K-3 reading instruction and phonics.
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.
New York State recently updated regulations governing how districts protect student data, and ed-tech vendors in the state will be affected, too.
A requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act to report financial data in a more granular way could help vendors identify business opportunities.
A New York state legislator is pushing for passage of her bill to place a statewide moratorium on the use of biometric technology in schools, as similar bills are pending in other state legislatures.