The Los Angeles Unified District is looking for online course providers, and a Virginia district wants a PD system focuses on support for English language learners.
The Cleveland school system needs a wide range of services, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt notches a deal with a big Virginia district.
A growing number of commercial and nonprofit efforts are slowly emerging to create a shared set of expectations for vendors and school officials for judging the quality of products.
The Houston Independent School District a N.C. District hired The New Teacher Project to review their Common Core implementation,
The products being purchased in New York will be used primarily for back-end functions such as visitor management software, cyber security, and health-records management.
A new organization led by a former chief information officer of the New York City schools is trying to help K-12 systems make smarter decisions about buying educational technology.
One big Texas district seeks an LMS; another issues what it calls a “catalog” request, asking vendors to commit to a level of discount.
Ed-tech vendors need to show district officials that they have “skin in the game” and are willing to put time and money into making their products work for teachers, one superintendent says.
Districts are overwhelmingly drawn to Chromebooks because they’re easy to manage, and school leaders tend to have mixed views on “freemium” tech products, said Anton Inglese, the chief financial officer of an Illinois school district.
A Colorado district seeks a comprehensive assessment system, and an Arizona contract for an student information system goes to Edupoint.