A school system in South Carolina is in the market for a paperless student referral system while a school district in Missouri wants an LMS. A school system in Texas wants a data collection system that can monitor various platforms for threats.
Many education companies struggle to avoid product “bloat,” and don’t go far enough in questioning their assumptions about what districts and educators need.
The Newark, N.J. district is requesting a new public enrollment system, while Houston seeks career and technical education curricula, programs, and equipment. Richmond schools need new Chromebooks.
A Washington state district is looking to buy curriculum aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
A study that looked at ed-tech usage in schools found that on average, 67 percent of educational software licenses go unused.
The technology companies powering the devices are finding ways to integrate their products with more partners and by offering new solutions, according to Futuresource Consulting.
Social reading site Glose raises funds to expand into the education market; Accelerate Learning gains significant new investors,; and Grand Canyon Education seeks to acquire Orbis Education Services.
The Dallas Independent School District wants bids to provide a host of college-planning services, and the Guilford, N.C., schools is planning a big purchases of tech devices.
Kentucky’s Fayette County is looking to buy a K-8 STEM program for girls; and an Alabama school system is planning a big Chromebook purchase.
Getting a good read on local priorities, and connecting with advisory committees, can open doors for a better understanding of what CTE products and services might resonate.