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.
K-12 companies can take a variety of steps to make sure their products meet the needs of students with disabilities and satisfy K-12 districts and federal law.
A Texas district seeks upgraded security on campuses; the Loudon, Va. school system will buy new history and social science materials; Antioch, Calif. schools want new educational, behavioral and therapeutic supports for students with disabilities.
The Los Angeles Unified school system is looking for a vendor to provide support to schools focused on devices and tech platforms; a Washington state school system plans to hire company to support professional learning communities.
Education funding for everything from PD to ed tech will remain the same or increase in fiscal 2019–if the House of Representatives approves the spending bill and the president signs it by September 30.