Education companies must show they care as much about student outcomes as the bottom line if they want to earn the trust of school district leaders.
Adaptive learning and instructional design company Smart Sparrow raised $4 million, and Bomberbot, a coding platform for children based in the Netherlands and Finland, raised money in a funding round led by a Dutch investment firm.
A Maryland county school system wants a reading and writing solution. Meanwhile, a Louisiana district seeks superior internet access.
Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto M. Carvalho talks about what he wants from vendors, and why his district takes a methodical approach to big ed-tech projects.
Exclusive survey of 200 K-12 district leaders finds that they see preparing educators, cost, and tech needs are big barriers to developing personalized learning programs.
An award-winning district leader focuses on products that help with personalization, and says companies can start the conversation with case studies.
A Wisconsin district wants to lease devices and Ohio’s Columbus city school district is seeking an individualized typing program.
Frontline’s acquired eSPED.com; in addition, BYJU’s, an India-based ed-tech startup, received $15 million from the World Bank’s investment arm.
Jose, Ferreira, who launched the global adaptive technology company in 2008, will remain on the board of directors.
Districts across the U.S. are looking for ed-tech. In San Francisco, it’s a platform to prepare students for college and careers. In Maryland, it’s adaptive software for elementary literacy.