The Department of Defense’s school system offers big opportunities for vendors who can navigate the system. A top DOD procurement official explains what companies need to know.
Despite grassroots resistance from some politicians and parents, the common-core standards are heavily influencing K-12 buying decisions, as are the Next-Gen Science Standards, a survey finds.
One school district’s purchase of a new LMS includes on-site demonstrations, a look at future company plans, and collaboration with other districts.
The sweeping new federal education law calls for ongoing, personalized, and collaborative professional development options, which will put pressure on districts, and K-12 providers.
Exclusive EdWeek Market Brief/AASA survey of superintendents examines the reasons why school districts choose to pay for companies’ professional development services.
The Next Generation Science Standards are placing new demands on content producers to recast their classroom resources, and rethink the PD they offer.
Ongoing hearings, part of the “negotiated rulemaking” process for the federal Every Student Succeeds Acts, are touching on computer-adaptive and English-language testing. Stay tuned for more updates on this process in the months ahead.
States and districts are under mounting pressure from parents and policymakers to cut the number of tests students take, but also to make assessments more meaningful.
Knewton, SchoolMint and NuuEd announced completion of funding rounds; ed-tech accelerator Imagine K-12 merged with the Y Combinator fund.
In an exclusive survey of school district leaders, nearly half reported they are dissatisfied with current educational content offered by commercial providers.