Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering allowing a federal grant program authorized under ESSA to support efforts to arm teachers.
Illustrative Mathematics CEO Lisa O’Masta, who leads one of the country’s biggest providers of open educational resources, explains what districts want from curriculum.
Local districts in California and Texas have more autonomy in buying curriculum than they used to, but many of them still count on recommendations from the state.
Many districts are likely to use a new infusion of federal Title IV money to enhance existing programs, predicts David DeSchryver of Whiteboard Advisors.
Twenty one states today have a process for reviewing districts’ choices of instructional materials, compared with just 14 two years ago, according to the State Educational Technology Directors Association.
Despite signs of improving state budgets, a relatively small percentage of K-12 district leaders expect local budget conditions to improve in the near term.
Building positive relationships with regional educational service agencies opens doors for K-12 companies to get greater access to school districts in “one fell swoop.”
The former president told the crowd of education business leaders that the controversial federal law he championed was “one of the great pieces of civil rights legislation.”
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education was chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to help promote the #GoOpen network.
The U.S. Secretary of Education talked about the need to “question everything” to ensure that students can realize their potential.