Digital providers trying to land K-12 contracts over heavily favored incumbents should think about reaching out to administrators focused on professional development–not to overburdened procurement staff.
Hal Friedlander, the former chief information officer of the nation’s largest school district, talks about how new and emerging digital providers can compete with established players for K-12 contracts.
Exclusive EdWeek Market Brief/AASA survey of superintendents examines the reasons why school districts choose to pay for companies’ professional development services.
The state needs an organization to conduct a detailed study of school and district course offerings, and the Buffalo, N.Y., system wants help building its blended learning programs.
Districts have shown a growing appetite for using software-as-a-service models to meet their instructional and academic needs, but they need support and training to make it happen.
Recent academic research, and information from a leading commercial provider, sheds light on the popularity of massive, open, online courses among educators.
Three Minnesota school districts have hired Skyward to provide administrative software, and a New Jersey school system is looking for a literacy tool to help disadvantaged students.
The Next Generation Science Standards are placing new demands on content producers to recast their classroom resources, and rethink the PD they offer.
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.
Teachers are much more likely than district and school administrators to see various challenges with digital content as problematic than are district and school administrators, a proprietary Education Week Research Center survey reveals.