Anchorage’s school district is casting a wide net for vendors with expertise helping students in all subject areas. New Hampshire officials chose two vendors to help improve the state’s special education offerings for preschoolers.
An initiative to improve the use of apps and mobile technology in the instruction of special education students finds that teachers aren’t receiving the professional development they want.
A Missouri district chooses Frontline to help manage and track its substitute teachers. Virginia aims to offer a voluntary statewide special education system to better coordinate local data by January 2017.
U.S. Department of Education officials are putting forward specific plans to test the idea of luring financial investors into public education with the prospect of financial returns.
Colorado officials want to buy a software system to track students outside traditional school settings; the Philadelphia district focuses on academic interventions.
Analysts expect investors to seek out companies that help districts use big data, gain deeper understanding of school systems, and focus on special populations in 2016.