Districts and states have made purchases, or are considering them, to help them navigate and analyze massive tides of student information, such as the Los Angeles Unified school system’s hiring of Schoology to implement a learning management system.
States and districts in 2015 have taken on ambitious technology and assessment projects, efforts that include Mississippi signing an $110 million contract with a vendor.
A survey of district leaders by Education Week Marketing reveals the times when they are most likely to consider offers from vendors.
When schools are invited to register in the first part of 2016, Noodle Markets will become a free online marketplace for educational tools.
The company that paid Nevada $1.3 million after a testing meltdown earlier this year has been selected by Maine for its 2015-16 educational assessment contract.
Google Chromebooks have made continued gains in the U.S. market, but Microsoft could be poised for success in the international education over the next year, predicts Futuresource Consulting.
Don’t overrate the superintendent when evaluating who has the biggest influence on curriculum purchases.
The goal of the project, which is worth $3.67 million if both phases are funded, is to help schools make evidence-based decisions about ed-tech.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has launched an online tool to help ed-tech companies, states, and districts learn about digital instructional material procurement.
The indictment hinges on $23 million in no-bid contracts awarded by Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Chicago schools CEO, to SUPES Academy and Synesi Associates.