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.
The pandemic has laid bare needs that education companies are trying to address with new collaborations and partnerships.
A major Maryland district has put out an RFP for wraparound services to support special needs students, and the city of Philadelphia is looking for a curriculum consultant.
The communication platform, which has become essential for many schools, is eyeing expansion and partnerships with K-12 companies.
A Texas regional services agency is buying a learning management system for schools, and a New Jersey district is purchasing PD and supplemental services focused on curriculum.