Indiana’s Department of Education seeks a statewide English-language learner database, while districts in Colorado and Texas want software for school operations.
Districts across New York state are likely to prioritize spending on assistive technology, as well as school security, over the coming year.
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.