The Milken-Penn Graduate School of Education Business Plan Competition awarded more than $140,000 in prizes to ed-tech startups this year on its 10th anniversary.
Catapult Learning will provide PD for special education teachers within the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity. Edsby is building a data platform for 800,000 students in New Zealand. And social-emotional learning company Aperture Education is partnering with Dovetail Learning.
New York state will be making awards to districts for PD focused on helping teachers with computer science, engineering, and/or ed-tech skills.
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
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 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.