A district in Texas plans to purchase multiple online software platforms, while another district in the state intends to buy instructional supplies, materials and equipment.
Spending on curriculum software and subscriptions grew at a higher rate than any other technology budget area over the most recent year, according to the Consortium for School Networking.
A district in Delaware is seeking a substitute teaching services, while a district in Minnesota is soliciting bids for a K-12 student information system.
A district in Texas is looking for districtwide consulting services, while a school system in Wisconsin is buying an online world-languages curriculum.
The new executive director of the organization representing state ed-tech directors says teachers will need myriad forms of support as schools return more fully to face-to-face instruction.
K-12 PD provider MindSpark Learning has acquired a STEM learning platform. In a separate deal, Course Hero has acquired a popular suite of literary resources.
The startup Trace Innovations offers a window into efforts to deliver contract tracing to schools — and potentially integrate those systems into other forms of ed tech.
School systems are expected to have broad latitude to spend money from the American Rescue Plan on classroom and non-academic needs.
The Forsyth County School System in Georgia is interested in potentially buying a learning management system, while the Bryan Independent School District in Texas is looking for art supplies.
Investment in student information systems and analytical tools has soared during COVID-19 and is poised to continue for years to come, predicts Futuresource Consulting.