Two recent court decisions offering contradictory rulings on core pieces of “Obamacare” could affect K-12 districts required to comply with the law’s employer mandate.
The most active states have 10 or more common-core related bids, RFPs or awarded contracts on record; more than half of states have had none or one, as of 2013.
Education Week’s new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, offers a broad look at the landscape of buyers and sellers operating in and around K-12 systems.
Schools will need more money from the federal government to buy the technology they need for online common-core assessments, some education organizations argue.
Most will be spent to wire city schools and purchase new hardware, while $20 million will buy new devices and software for classrooms.
Two decades after Massachusetts made major changes to its education system, a new report argues that it needs to address school funding and autonomy, to maintain its elite status.
Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.
Washington state proposes borrowing $700 million against future lottery revenue to fund K-3 classroom expansion and construction of classrooms for all-day kindergarten programs.
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.