EdWeek Market Brief asked education company officials about their predictions for how school district demands for products will evolve during the coming academic year.
Legislation headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk creates new incentives for districts to buy state-approved materials.
School districts in Florida and elsewhere have traditionally relied on their states’ adoption processes — rightly or wrongly — as means of judging the quality of curricular materials.
State education commissioner Richard Corcoran’s decision represents an escalation of Republican state officials’ efforts to bring cultural fights into discussions of classroom materials.
The state of New York has issued an RFP for student growth measures, while a district in North Carolina looks to adopt virtual tutoring services.
Some states’ curricular materials adoption processes are rolling ahead despite the COVID pandemic, while others are being delayed.
Educators are turning to a database created by a state ed-tech directors’ association to search for quality instructional materials.
Even after they win adoption in lucrative markets like Texas, Florida, and California, K-12 companies need effective strategies for winning over district buyers.
Florida has delayed its adoption of new instructional materials, a process that has huge implications for K-12 publishers.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s financial results were mixed for the third quarter, as the company expects a big curriculum adoption cycle to boost its performance in 2019.