LearnZillion will use an “open” educational resource curriculum developed by Illustrative Mathematics, which is also making its academic materials available to other commercial players.
The recent retirement of two Montgomery County administrators, announcing their plans to join Discovery Education, derailed the entire RFP, for which Discovery had submitted a proposal.
Oregon wants assessments for students in alternative educational settings, and Detroit Public Schools are looking for a math intervention program for students in grades 5-8. Prince William County, Va. selected Dimension Data to furnish a data solution.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Jack Lynch argues that effective curriculum is “less about iTunes playlists” and more akin to “a movie, with each scene building on a previous scene,” coherently.
Education companies can partner with educational entities to apply for federal funds aimed at boosting STEM and computer science education in K-12 schools.
The largest school district in Maryland wants new instructional materials for grades K-8, and Detroit schools are looking to purchase Next Generation Science Standards-aligned hands-on science kits. Olathe USD, Kansas, purchased CISCO network equipment.
The former president told the crowd of education business leaders that the controversial federal law he championed was “one of the great pieces of civil rights legislation.”
The curriculum provider Open Up Resources will have its curriculum — which is created on an open license — distributed through Microsoft 365.
Twelve vendors were pre-approved to offer K-12 assessments in Virginia districts, and Fairfax County Public Schools, Va., chose a career and technical education assessment provider. Atlanta Public Schools selected two math blended learning solutions.
Parkway School District, Mo., wants a malware and virus detector, and Washington County Public Schools, Md., will buy digital textbooks in two math courses. Jersey City Public Schools seeks professional development for teachers using Google Classroom.