The record-high revenues are helping states invest in K-12 schools, with teacher recruitment and retention high on the spending priority list.
School district leaders in Pennsylvania warn that a newly approved increase in state funding will be offset by other challenges.
Curriculum providers will increasingly have to balance demands for more inclusive curricula with state restrictions about what can be taught.
School systems’ relatively long purchasing cycles and contracts with vendors may help stave off immediate pain, but not forever.
Despite new flexibility provided by the federal government, K-12 systems face complicated decisions in preparing for the the eventual loss of emergency stimulus aid.
The consumer protection agency vowed to keep checks on an industry it said is “dominated by the commercial surveillance business model.”
A new state law has districts across the state racing to come up with strategies to support academically struggling students.
District officials across the state expect to benefit from an infusion of state and federal money, and are planning new spending on mental health and academic recovery.
The director of an ambitious statewide program in Arkansas talks about how it aims to pair school districts with qualified providers of academic intervention.
Massachusetts state officials have launched a program to try to help school districts make smarter decisions about purchasing ed tech.