EdWeek Market Brief’s survey found that district administrators are calling for services that address a variety of instructional, student, and data needs.
A Texas school system is planning to hire a company to help with curriculum consulting and design, and the Miami-Dade schools need support services for disadvantaged students.
San Antonio is looking for special education materials and related PD, while another Texas district needs an online PD management system. A Mississippi district seeks career- and technical-education program materials.
The Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research grants focus on improving teaching, learning, and school administration in education or special education
St. Louis schools are looking for math and literacy coaching, as well as professional development training. A California district is searching for classroom management solutions and an online safety system. A New Jersey district seeks behavioral and emotional consulting.
The Metro Nashville district and Baltimore City schools are in the market for student assessment platforms, while a district in New York needs special education services.
The Madison County, Georgia, district is buying a literacy program, and another Texas system is looking for partners to support non-academic activities.
Nearly 1 in 3 district leaders said they could not find good technology-driven curricula or curricular resources, according to a survey of 500 district leaders by the Education Week Research Center.
The large Texas district seeks instructional and assessment modifications, and Oregon’s Medford schools want an online system to manage staff evaluations.
Officials from Oregon’s Center on Teaching and Learning, and the company, Catapult Learning, say their arrangement could serve as a model for public-private partnerships.