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.
State planning around the Every Student Succeeds Act, tax reform, education funding, and changes to technology programs present both opportunities and challenges for companies.
Education companies should be working on a Plan B for professional development services in the event that President Trump’s proposed cuts to Title II-A grants are approved.
A new law signed by President Trump that scales back privacy regulations on internet service providers could undermine safeguards for K-12 schools, critics say.
It’s that time of year when districts that receive federal Title I or discretionary funds can get a sudden influx of money. How do vendors respond, and how should they?
President Trump’s proposal to bring deep cuts to PD, after-school programs, and other areas would have an indirect but potentially big impact on district spending on technology and other needs.
Can one contract meet all the needs of school districts and their ed-tech providers? That’s the premise behind a new contract launched by the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and several districts.
Faster testing of the effectiveness of ed-tech products can help education companies make better decisions about how to re-shape their products to meet schools’ needs.
Funding for Title I and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act would receive boosts under proposed appropriations awaiting President Trump’s decision.
Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee to head the Education Department, has backed a company claiming its neurofeedback technology can “fix” problems such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder–yet scientific evidence does not support that claim.