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.
More than 200 school districts with an aggregate buying power of $2.3 billion in the ed-tech market have signed a pledge on interoperability.
The potential to avoid time-intensive tech maintenance is a big factor driving districts toward cloud computing, according to an exclusive survey by the Education Week Research Center and the Consortium for School Networking.
A White House spokesperson said the Trump administration supports the Republican FCC chair’s effort to scale back “net neutrality” policies approved by his Obama-era predecessor.
The Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona is seeking software to manage expenses, and the Raymondville school system in Texas needs network installation and repair.
School leaders are getting ready to make a case for renovated or new classroom designs that will accommodate how students learn with technology.
The state of Montana seeks consultants to help with the federal E-rate program. Meanwhile, a Mississippi district wants Chromebooks and carts.
Cost, and equitable student access to digital tools, are huge factors chief technology officers and other district administrators expect to grapple with in making decisions about ed-tech adoption over the next five years.
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.