The State Educational Technology Directors Association profiles four states’ policies for acquiring digital instructional materials.
The number of bids and RFPs from state and local governments for K-12 education has grown by 20 percent over the past year, according to an analysis by Onvia.
One of the more curious pieces of language included in the Every Student Succeeds Act warns about the “harms of copyright piracy.” How did it end up in the sweeping education law?
Even though Texas’ K-12 budget offers limited funding to districts, it creates opportunities for education companies that can help schools reduce costs.
California has granted school districts more autonomy over spending and curriculum, a shift that carries implications for companies trying to do business in the state.
Analyzing spending at the school level is a goal of the Every Student Succeeds Act, but comparing schools in a meaningful way is likely to require an investment in technology and training.
California’s budget for next year boosts funding for early childhood education and gives districts considerable flexibility in spending decisions.
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.