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- Products Video K-12 Demands for Social-Emotional Learning Products on the UpswingDistricts across the country are investing in products meant to provide social-emotional support to students, and their needs are creating new opportunities for companies in curriculum, PD, and other areas.Meeting District Needs Video Strategies for Winning and Retaining K-12 BusinessK-12 district leaders often feel misled by vendors during the purchasing process, especially when what’s promoted in a sales pitch doesn’t match up with reality. Having the right people at the table, providing information on data privacy and interoperability, and launching pilot projects can go a long way toward building new business and earning renewals.Executive Skills & Strategy Group Pushes Vendors and Districts to Sign Computer Science Accessibility PledgeA leading group supporting the "computer science for all" push in schools wants vendors, investors, districts, and others to publicly commit to supporting improved accessibility for students with disabilities.Executive Skills & Strategy Gates, Zuckerberg Team Up to Craft New Ideas for SchoolsIn a new Request for Information, two of the most powerful groups in education philanthropy jointly seek ideas to improve students' math and writing skills, and "executive functions."Executive Skills & Strategy The Future of Classroom Technology: 5 Experts Weigh InBetter research will help schools evolve toward more creative use of classroom technology, ed-tech leaders predict.Executive Skills & Strategy Science Learning No Longer Bound by Limits of School LaboratoriesOnline simulations, high-tech equipment, and student-owned digital devices are opening up a world of experimentation for science classes.Meeting District Needs Open Educational Resources Fill Gap for Underserved StudentsThe NAACP advocates the use of OER as a way to equalize learning resources at scale for all students, write Lisa Petrides and Barbara Dezmon.Markets Video The Global Ed-Tech Market: Risks, Opportunities for Companies Trying to Sell AbroadThe global ed-tech market presents numerous obstacles for K-12 companies, but also tantalizing opportunities if they can overcome those barriers. EdWeek Market Brief senior editor Sean Cavanagh spoke recently with company officials and others about the challenges ed-tech providers face in trying to work outside their home countries, which include trying to right viable buyers, the lack of reliable infrastructure in some nations and regions, increasingly complex demands from school officials, and the pressure on early-stage companies have a fully realized product before they go to market.Executive Skills & Strategy New Database to Help Link Educators With ResearchersThe Every Student Succeeds Act's evidence standards are intended to drive more educators and researchers to work together to explore problems in education and find solutions.