The action, which would reverse a two-year-old policy by the agency, has angered a number of school and consumer groups, who worry it would slow the flow of valuable content to students and other internet users.
State planning around the Every Student Succeeds Act, tax reform, education funding, and changes to technology programs present both opportunities and challenges for companies.
Philadelphia eyes a robotics program to support its students with autism and a New Jersey system needs faster internet connections.
A Texas district is looking for mobile phones and broadband data, and a Missouri district wants a hardware-based firewall system.
A Maryland county school system wants a reading and writing solution. Meanwhile, a Louisiana district seeks superior internet access.
Schools call for digital communication, notification system, high-speed internet and VoIP services.
A New York district is looking for managed network and technology support services. And a Maryland district seeks firewall equipment and services.
Roughly 1 in 3 ed-tech leaders mentioned the need to update outdated administrative hardware, according to a survey by the Education Week Research Center and CoSN.
Districts are seeking a learning management system and full-service web hosting services.
The Austin school district is looking for desktop and Chromebook computers, while the Fort Zumwalt school system wants increased wireless access.