Gary Appenfelder, director of purchasing for the Nashville school system, talks about why the district is requiring vendors that handle students’ personally identifiable data to carry cyber insurance.
A key state education department official, who tried to help inBloom launch in New York, talks about the lessons learned for ed-tech providers.
A academic scholar who trains future K-12 educators offers advice to vendors on how they can design products and professional development to address teachers’ tech needs and fears.
As the Oakland school district moves into widespread use of digitally driven personalized learning, school leaders want education companies that provide a high level of service.
The Department of Defense’s school system offers big opportunities for vendors who can navigate the system. A top DOD procurement official explains what companies need to know.
One school district’s purchase of a new LMS includes on-site demonstrations, a look at future company plans, and collaboration with other districts.
A new Louisiana law will allow school districts large and small to band together to get the best deals on products and services.
Two district leaders talk about their roles in bringing “innovation” into their districts, and the mistakes companies make when approaching them.
An Ohio district made adjustments after purchasing a mobile “fab lab” with high-tech equipment that required extensive teacher training.
Researcher Barbara Foorman talks about her study on the use of computer-adaptive tests of literacy for ELLs in early grades in the Miami-Dade schools in Florida.