Rural districts are often more innovative and willing to spend on new products than companies realize, say two experts on rural schools.
K-12 companies can get into trouble if they’re selling to school principals but not keeping central-office administrators in the loop. Here are some tips on how to work with both groups of administrators effectively.
An EdWeek Market Brief survey reveals the surprising factors that make district leaders choose company products.
EdWeek Market Brief looks at what resonates with K-12 educators as they consider testimonials about products, and how much weight decisionmakers give to these recommendations.
When education companies sell directly to principals, they can be accused of ignoring district administrators’ concerns. Here’s how to avoid those tensions.
Working with a purchasing cooperative can help education companies strike bigger deals, reach more districts with their products, and shorten the selling cycle.
If the economy turns south — as some economists predict it will — education companies can protect themselves by paring back on product investment, and reaching out to new markets.
In this Two-Minute Tip, district administrators talk to EdWeek Market Brief’s Sean Cavanagh about what makes them want to pay attention to a vendor’s pitch, or tune it out.
EdWeek Market Brief moderated three sessions at the recent ASU/GSV summit, all of them captured on video: on open educational resources; the Chinese education market, and the role of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft in U.S. schools.
An ed-tech CEO outlines three strategies that can build on business at the school level to take it to the district level.