In New Mexico, one of the largest school districts in the nation is seeking a math-focused web-based learning system, and Virginia-based public school systems have put out a pair of requests for proposals, one for an educational and behavioral support services program, the other for a school enrichment program.
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The fourth-largest school system in the country is seeking a mental wellness curriculum, while a 21,000-student Missouri district plans to purchases virtual and augmented reality devices.
The foundation, which plans to support programs in public and private schools, said it expects to reach 25 percent of the nation’s youth with its SEL offerings by 2022.
Nearly 90 percent of district leaders say they have already invested in social-emotional learning products, or plan to do so over the next year.
Applying “computational psychometrics” to efforts to personalize learning can help ed-tech companies create better products to meet student and teacher needs, says Alina von Davier.
Professional development tops administrators’ wish lists for spending federal Title IV grant money, but college- and career-readiness and social emotional learning are also big needs.
The state of Indiana needs survey design and implementation services, while Philadelphia is in the market for a proven SEL curriculum and Sacramento wants an LMS for professional development.
Many districts are likely to use a new infusion of federal Title IV money to enhance existing programs, predicts David DeSchryver of Whiteboard Advisors.
A school district in Tacoma, Wash., is looking for a social-emotional health curriculum for grades K-5, and the state of Delaware has selected eight vendors to provide materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.