Panelists at the South by Southwest education conference discuss the challenges of securing student data, and the political realities of explaining safeguards to parents.
Three-fourths of school districts are counting on the testing consortia to provide them with common-core instructional materials, according to an MDR survey.
A state budget committee has agreed to pay $6.6 million to prevent a school Internet network from being shut down amid a legal dispute.
Nearly two-thirds of Michigan’s districts are contracting out at least one of three main support services, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Changes to the E-rate program, controversy over data privacy, and improving school budgets are expected to impact preK-12 companies doing business with schools in 2014.
Sales of education publishers’ print and digital K-12 products jumped 7 percent in 2013 over the previous year, according to the Association of American Publishers.
Finding new customers can be about taking the direct approach through advertising and marketing campaigns. But sometimes growing a startup is more about being passionate and spreading the word informally through conversations at tech meetups, the coffee shop, and social events.
State policymakers are poised to fund early childhood education at unprecedented levels, opening the door to businesses serving the pre-kindergarten market.
At a hearing at Capitol Hill, federal lawmakers debated the costs school districts will face as a result of the federal health care law.
Tight school budgets, complying with new health care reform rules, and funding technology are hot topics at the Association of School Business Officials International meeting.