School & District Management Districts Try New Approach to Contracts: Tying Payments to Student Learning
The shift in contracting aims to broaden vendors' focus from providing services to showing results.
Classroom Technology Chromebooks’ 'Short' Lifespan Costs Schools Billions of Dollars, Report Finds
Doubling the lifespan of Chromebooks would save schools $1.8 billion, a U.S. PIRG Education Fund report estimates.
Curriculum Explainer How School Libraries Buy Books, Struggle for Funds, and Confront Book Bans: An Explainer
Schools are under fire from some parent groups over books they deem explicit. This is how those books end up in their library collections.
Curriculum Q&A Buying Curriculum Isn’t Enough to Change Teaching and Learning. Here’s What It Takes
Buying a research-backed curriculum is the easy part. Providing the training and support to use it takes years, district leaders say.
IT Infrastructure & Management How Districts Can Stay Ahead of Their Aging Ed-Tech: 3 Expert Tips
Now is the time to put in place plans to sustain the expanded use of technology, experts say.
IT Infrastructure & Management Does Your School Really Need That Technology? 7 Questions to Ask
Ed-tech leaders are considering effectiveness, teacher satisfaction, and other factors when asking those questions.
Budget & Finance Inflation Is Putting the Squeeze on Schools. How Are They Coping?
As schools get ready to welcome students back, they're paying more for food, fuel, construction materials, insurance, even paper.
IT Infrastructure & Management What Schools Can Do Now to Ensure Their New Technology Lasts Beyond the COVID Cash Boom
Devices bought with federal emergency funds are going to be outdated in a few years, with no new money to replace them.
Education Funding Fines, Budget Cuts, Spending Limits: How State Lawmakers Want to Censor Instruction
An Oklahoma legislator wants teachers to pay $10,000 or more out of their own pockets for teaching about sex or sexual orientation, for example.