The E-rate program, which is entering its 20th cycle and is worth about $4 billion, is still giving. It can still help districts connect their school buildings to the internet—unbeknownst to some leaders, says John Harrington, CEO of Funds for Learning consulting firm.
While online curricula platforms have propelled personalized learning to new levels, Coppell ISD in north Texas takes the concepts a step further.
K12 education lags behind U.S. business and industry when it comes to using data to improve outcomes, says a 2016 report by the Center for Data Innovation.
A new accountability and data collection system that the U.S. Department of Education proposed for teacher preparation programs last fall already faces challenges.