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.
Verizon is challenging ed-tech developers to find innovative ways uses of 5G technology to engage middle school students in under-resourced communities.
Texas districts are looking for a digital assessment library and special education services, while a Tennessee district needs a blended-learning resource.
A New Jersey district is seeking special education auditing services, and the Austin Independent School district is looking for software focused on its special-needs population. The Minnesota Department of Education, meanwhile, is in the market for technical services focused on teacher licensing.
The San Antonio school system needs a contractor to help strengthen ties between K-12 career-and-tech programs and the workforce. Mississippi state officials, meanwhile, want to assist districts that are piloting programs for students with dyslexia
A Florida district wants a system to handle up to 100,000 students’ information, while the Stamford, Conn. schools are seeking consultants to help manage data. In Texas, the Fort Worth district wants academic/educational consultants.