A recent survey by the Consortium for School Networking found that 40 percent of school district leaders said their systems offer one digital learning device per student.
Hawaii’s Education Department seeks community learning centers, while Atlanta wants summer programs and a Minnesota district is in the market for wireless networking.
Data about homeschoolers, ranking of ed-tech tools, the end of “net neutrality,” and fast-growing companies generated a lot of interest this year.
New York’s state education department requests summer college-prep programs for deaf students, while an Alaska district is looking for a student information system, and a rural Missouri district wants new networking equipment.
An FCC commissioner critical of the agencies’ proposed memorandum of understanding blasts it as a “confusing, lackluster, reactionary afterthought” that will not safeguard the public.
San Diego Unified is looking for an internet content-filtering solution, and Canon City schools in Colorado want professional development for a Chromebook implementation. The Lancaster, Pa. district seeks a student information system.
A New Jersey district seeks a student information system, while an Oregon district wants an LMS and a large Alabama district is seeking a wireless internet network.
A major South Florida district wants to buy a plagiarism-detection software solution, while a Michigan public school and Tennessee school district are looking for digital tools to complement their curricula.
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.
The number of bids and RFPs from state and local governments for K-12 education has grown by 20 percent over the past year, according to an analysis by Onvia.