As California’s school districts look to reopen, they will need support for students’ social-emotional well-being, and strong professional development, according to the state’s school boards association.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded over 20 grants for small businesses to develop ed-tech products that the agency says have commercial promise.
The Software and Information Industry Association is restructuring its education technology division and and moving away from in-person conferences.
The Trump administration wants to grant states waivers from paperwork requirements, but advocacy groups seem likely to questions whether students’ rights will be protected.
Some states’ curricular materials adoption processes are rolling ahead despite the COVID pandemic, while others are being delayed.
A new database from Education Week allows users, including companies, to dive into the finances of 12,000 school districts around the country and gauge whether they are likely to face budget cuts.
A new grant authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act will be weighted heavily toward benefiting economically disadvantaged students, which could alter purchasing choices of funding recipients.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ed-tech companies’ digital marketing practices, as online activity surges during COVID-19.
State funding for K-12 is likely to fall sharply, though districts could look to protect essentials like distance-learning support and professional development, says school finance expert Mike Griffith.
Members of the future American workforce could see losses of earnings that add up to trillions of dollars, depending on how long coronavirus-related school closures persist.