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How Districts Plan to Address Pandemic ‘Learning Loss’ in the Coming Year

how districts plan to address pandemic learning loss in the coming year
Illustration of a brain made up of gears.

An EdWeek Market Brief survey asked district officials what kinds of strategies they anticipate using to take on student academic losses during the pandemic — the so-called “COVID slide.”

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What Causes Districts to Make the Leap From Free to Paid Products?

what causes districts to make the leap from free to paid products
MB Exclusive Data Feb 11

Offering free products is one way that education companies have tried to pry open the door to building relationships with school districts during the chaos of the COVID-19 era.

And it’s not an isolated tactic used by a company here or there. About two-thirds of K-12 businesses have made free or discounted versions of what…

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Tracking School Reopenings in the Nation’s Largest Districts

tracking school reopenings in the nations largest districts
Wes Holmes, right, walks with is daughter Hollace Holmes after her first day of pre-kindergarten at Council Oak Elementary School in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Tulsa Public School returned to in-person instruction for kindergartners and pre-kindergartners on Monday, amid the coronavirus pandemic. At left is Dawson Holmes, 8, his son and Hollace's brother. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

One of the chief obstacles facing education companies today in trying to figure out how to help schools is knowing whether districts are providing lessons remotely, in-person, or through some combination of both.

A new tracker, created jointly by Education Week and the Council of the Great City Schools, provides information on the reopening status of…

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The Assurances That School Districts Want, After a Company Acquisition

the assurances that school districts want after a company acquisition
MB Exclusive Data Jan 28

EdWeek Market Brief surveyed district leaders on what outreach they expect from the education companies serving their K-12 systems, after companies strike a deal.

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Tracking State and District Policies for Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person Instruction

tracking state and district policies for remote hybrid and in person instruction
Lisa DiRenzo gives her students instructions as they sit in desks spaced for proper social distance at the Post Road Elementary School, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in White Plains, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

A pair of online databases give education companies and other organizations insights on the school reopening policies in individual states and school districts.

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What Kinds of Companies Are Districts Turning To for the First Time During COVID-19?

what kinds of companies are districts turning to for the first time during covid 19
MB Exc Data Jan 14

Many school districts are cautious when it comes to taking risks. And a global pandemic would seem like an especially unlikely time for them to begin taking chances on new products delivered by unfamiliar companies.

EdWeek Market Brief recently surveyed district and school leaders on the circumstances in which they’ve worked with a vendor or organization…

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What Are School Districts’ Must-Have Needs for Hybrid Learning During COVID-19?

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MB Exclusive Data Dec 24

EdWeek Market Brief asked district administrators, principals, and teachers what tools they need but aren’t currently getting to do hybrid teaching effectively.

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What Districts Want From Their First Meeting With a Education Company

what districts want from their first meeting with a education company
MB Exclusive Data Dec 10

EdWeek Market Brief surveyed district and school leaders about the topics they want discussed in an initial meeting with a company that will lead to a second meeting.

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Why Teachers Fail to Buy Into Educational Products

why teachers fail to buy into educational products
MB Exclusive Data Nov 26

An EdWeek Market Brief survey asked district administrators and teachers about the most common reasons products’ fail to win educators’ confidence.

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A Window Into Districts’ Device-Buying in the Rush to Remote Learning

a window into districts device buying in the rush to remote learning
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An EdWeek Market Brief survey looked at what steps, including buying devices and improving students’ at-home internet connectivity, districts have taken to try to support remote learning during COVID.

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