Sales people can show district buyers they’ve done their homework by demonstrating an understanding of a district’s long-term academic vision and goals.
Districts tend to want comprehensive curricula that they can modify, rather than piecemeal coverage of content, according to the Babson Survey Research Group.
In many states, including Florida and Arizona, funding for K-12 still lags well below levels they were at in 2008, before the “Great Recession,” an analysis says.
Professional development, grant applications, strategic planning, and curriculum development top the priority list for district leaders seeking help from consultants, new survey shows.
State spending for K-12 rose by 4 percent from 2016 to 2017, even as tax revenues were relatively stagnant, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Companies and district officials should pay close attention to factors such as an item’s placement on the ballot, what projects are being proposed, and voter demographics.
The Philadelphia school district is seeking a resource-planning system, and a Florida school system wants to buy an assortment of tech devices and software.
Recent policy changes in Florida could dramatically shape district policy in areas such as charter school growth and Title I spending.
The success of the program will hinge on the training of teachers and administrators, as well as its connections with existing systems, one nonprofit leader advises.
Many district leaders are pessimistic about their budgets over the coming year, but there are differences across regions of the United States.