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  • FREE for EdWeek  Market Brief Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Click here to become a member. Already registered? Click here to view the on-demand webinar. This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Aug. 30, 2016 Join us for a conversation with the chief academic officers of the Broward County, Fla., and Cleveland, Ohio, school districts to better understand what schools really need and want from digital content providers. Drawing upon exclusive data collected by the Education Week Research Center, this webinar will provide key insights and actionable information about the adoption and purchasing of digital content in the K-12 system.

    Speakers:

    Daniel Gohl
    Daniel Gohl

    Chief Academic Officer, Broward County School District, Fla.

    Michelle Pierre-Farid
    Michelle Pierre-Farid

    Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Ohio

    Holly Yettick
    Holly Yettick

    Director, Education Week Research Center

     

    Moderator:

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. New EdWeek Market Brief research shows that many teachers entering the profession say they do not have the skills needed to use technology effectively, or innovatively. Learn from leading teacher college officials and teachers on what supports new educators need the most and discuss how products can be designed in ways that promote ease-of-use for teachers while driving student engagement and creative classroom approaches. You’ll gain insights into:
    • Survey data collected from teachers on where their tech skills fall short
    • Practical advice for companies on product features that can enable teachers' ease of use
    • Guidance on how to support teachers who may need additional tech support
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    Speakers:

    Greg Bagby
    Greg Bagby

    Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Hamilton County Schools, Tennessee

    Michelle Caffrey
    Michelle Caffrey

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Jennie Chiu
    Jennie Chiu

    Associate Professor of Education, University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development

    Brent Maddin
    Brent Maddin

    Executive Director, Next Education Workforce Initiative; Interim Co-Director, Division of Teacher Preparation, Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

    Moderator:

    Emma Kate Fittes
    Emma Kate Fittes

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

  • Image Credit: DigitalVision Vectors/Getty FREE for Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. School funding appears to be in a good place, but how long will it last? In this webinar, EdWeek Market Brief and our expert guests will take a look at the condition of education funding as we enter a new school year – and what the landscape looks like for education companies in the market. We’ll examine the overall impact of state and federal revenues flowing into K-12, and what that means for the spending priorities playing out in school systems in the 2023-24 academic year. And we’ll look ahead at what may happen with budgets and revenues beyond this year. The webinar will deliver the following:
    • Insights from two of the country’s top school funding experts on the condition of K-12 state and local budgets, and where things are headed.
    • A breakdown on how big external forces – including shifts in student enrollment, the state of the economy, and continued inflationary pressures – will shape school district budgets, and potential discretionary spending on classroom and central-office needs.
    • A look at how the coming loss of federal stimulus aid is likely to affect district budgeting over the next few years.
     

    Speakers:

    Michael Griffith
    Michael Griffith

    Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, Learning Policy Institute

    Dan Thatcher
    Dan Thatcher

    Senior Fellow, National Conference of State Legislatures

    Emma Kate Fittes
    Emma Kate Fittes

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. The Nov. 8 election has potentially huge implications for education policy and practice -- and for the companies delivering curriculum, assessment, PD, ed tech, and other products and services to schools. In this webinar, we’ll talk about what shifts in political power at both the state and federal level will mean for companies trying to figure out the future of school funding, academic recovery, and classroom practice. Our attendees will come away with insights on the following:
    • Whether new state legislative dynamics and shifting economic conditions will change funding prospects for school districts.
    • How key state ballot items in markets like California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and West Virginia will change the funding and policy landscape.
    • How party control of U.S. Congress will affect the money and policy directed to states and districts.
    • How Republican candidates’ pledges to further restrict lessons on race and general will shape expectations for district curriculum.
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    Speakers:

    David DeSchryver
    David DeSchryver

    Senior Vice-President and Co-Director of Research, Whiteboard Advisors

    David Saleh Rauf
    David Saleh Rauf

    Contributing Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Libby Stanford
    Libby Stanford

    Staff Writer, Politics and Policy, Education Week

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a sudden retreat from districts being willing and able to meet with companies in-person – for professional development sessions, on-site school visits, pilots of products, and face-to-face conferences. How close are school districts to returning to pre-pandemic norms? In this webinar, EdWeek Market Brief will break down recent survey data collected from K-12 officials about their appetite for meeting with companies, now, at the start of this school year, and a year from now. Join us to learn about the following:
    • Which types of in-person meetings are moving forward, and which ones are still a no-go;
    • How differences in district policy vary by size of the school district, region of the country, and other factors;
    • Data on how companies’ plans to send staff to in-person events compares with district plan;
    • Insights on EdWeek Market Brief’s reporting and data about the instructional model (fully in-person, vs. hybrid) that districts intend to follow in the fall, and how that could impact company practices.
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    Speakers:

    Alex Harwin
    Alex Harwin

    Research Analyst, EdWeek Research Center

    Katie Topping
    Katie Topping

    Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communication, NWEA

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. Over the past decade, education companies from across the globe, including the United States, have viewed China as a highly desirable market for selling a wide variety of products and services. But now, the Chinese government has imposed strict new regulations on the tutoring that companies can offer. It’s just the latest in a series of changes by the Chinese government that have big implications for organizations trying to serve students, parents, and schools in the market. In this webinar, we’ll talk with experts who understand the regulations and what they mean for education companies. Attendees will come away with:
    • A detailed breakdown of what we know of the restrictions on tutoring companies and how they’re being enforced;
    • An in-depth look at broader regulations imposed on foreign education companies over the past few years; and
    • Takeaways on how education companies can position their products to withstand big policy shifts in the Chinese market.
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    Speakers:

    Yong Zhao
    Yong Zhao

    Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas; Professor in Educational Leadership, Melbourne Graduate School of Education (Australia)

    Victor Hu
    Victor Hu

    Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Lumos Capital Group

    Daniele Saccardi
    Daniele Saccardi

    Campaigns Manager, Inbound Marketing, Preply

    Brian Bradley
    Brian Bradley

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • Image Credit: Getty FREE for Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. Education companies face more pressure than ever from school districts and communities to safeguard students’ personal data. Hackers are waging an unrelenting battle to steal students’ personal information. School districts of all sizes have endured a steady wave of cyberattacks. And a top regulatory agency, the Federal Trade Commission, recently proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule that will impact the ways that vendors work with school districts. In this webinar, experts who understand state and federal laws and school district expectations on data privacy will discuss how education companies can act proactively and make sure their policies and platforms are doing the job. We’ll discuss the following:
    • Common mistakes companies make on student data privacy protection and how to avoid them
    • How newly proposed federal rules will affect education companies’ practices in marketing, advertising, data-retention, and other areas
    • The intersection between data privacy and cybersecurity and the rising standards on vendors to take an active role in managing both
    • New developments in state and federal efforts to regulate how children interact with social media.

    Guests:

    Doug Casey
    Doug Casey

    Executive Director, Connecticut Commission for Education Technology

    Linnette Attai
    Linnette Attai

    President, PlayWell LLC

    Moderators:

    Michelle Caffrey
    Michelle Caffrey

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Alexandria Ng
    Alexandria Ng

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

  • Image Credit: Getty FREE for Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. A small but growing number of school systems have begun using outcomes-based contracts, or agreements that directly tie vendors’ pay to achieving specific performance metrics. So far, those contracts have focused on tutoring, but there is interest among some school districts in expanding them to other areas of the budget. In this webinar, we talk with school district officials about these agreements, how effective they’ve been so far, and what’s next. Our audience will come away with the following: 
    • An inside look at the metrics that the contracts are establishing for vendors – and for school districts, for quality implementation – and the incentives tied meeting them. 
    • Perspective from school district officials that are using the contracts on why they structured the deals the way they did, and their expectations for using them going forward. 
    • A look at national survey results on how open districts are to using outcomes-based agreements with companies. 
    Join us for great insights and conversation. 

    Speakers:

    David Saleh Rauf
    David Saleh Rauf

    Contributing Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Michelle Caffrey
    Michelle Caffrey

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Guests:

    Rosa Garcia
    Rosa Garcia

    Executive Director, Purchasing and Contracting, Colorado Springs School District 11

    Tamara Acevedo
    Tamara Acevedo

    Chief Academic Officer, Colorado Springs School District 11

    LaToya B. Blackshear

    Director of Planning and Evaluation, Jackson Public School District

    Brittany Miller

    Director, Outcomes Based Contracting, Southern Education Foundation

  • Image Credit: Getty FREE for Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. School districts across the country have benefited enormously from the flow of federal emergency aid to schools over the past three years. Now districts enter a period of financial uncertainty. How will school systems adjust to the evaporation of federal aid, and how will they make decisions about what programs, personnel, and other priorities they want to cut back, or continue to invest in? In this webinar, we’ll talks with a panel of experts who work directly with school district leaders what they see ahead, and what other forces – from shifts in enrollment to changes in state and federal budgets – could alter the landscape. The choices districts make have major implications, not just for school systems, but for education companies serving them. Attendees will gain insights on the following: + Key areas of school district budgets where districts are likely to feel particular pressure, and where they more have more spending flexibility; + How school systems are likely to prioritize different academic and non-academic needs, as they adjust to new budget realities; + How other sources of funding – such as non-stimulus federal money – could be used by districts, when emergency aid expires. + What we know through EdWeek Market Brief survey research about how much stimulus aid school districts have left, and how they will respond to its loss. And much more. We’ll also take questions from our audience.

    Guests:

    Noelle Ellerson Ng
    Noelle Ellerson Ng

    Associate Executive Director, Advocacy & Governance, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

    Andrea Messina
    Andrea Messina

    Chief Executive Officer, Florida School Boards Association

    Moderators:

    Emma Kate Fitte
    Emma Kate Fittes

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. The unraveling of Silicon Valley Bank jolted the universe of education companies who had counted on the institution and had come to regard it as the “bank of innovation,” in the words of one ed-tech leader. What will be the long-term implications of the bank’s implosion on the work of education startup companies, and on investors who seek to help those fledgling businesses grow? What options are left for entrepreneurs looking for reliable and creative financial support? In this webinar, EdWeek Market Brief stages a discussion with entrepreneurs and investors on how SVB’s fall changes the landscape for education companies, and for investors. Attendees will come away with valuable insights on the following:
    • Where ed-tech startups will turn for financial support now that SVB is no longer an option
    • How SVB’s undoing fits into a broader slowdown of venture capital investment into K-12 education, and how venture capitalists are expanding their portfolios or retrenching
    • More broadly, what are the prospects for innovation in a market where creative and flexible lending may now be harder to come by?

    Speakers:

    Ash Kaluarachchi

    CEO & Managing Director, StartEd

    Douglas Lynch
    Douglas Lynch

    Managing Director, USC Rossier Education Technology Accelerator

    Jason Palmer
    Jason Palmer

    General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners

    Michelle Caffrey
    Michelle Caffrey

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden last month, provides historic amounts of emergency financial relief to schools – roughly $130 billion, which school districts are expected to spend over the next three years. How are districts going to make use of this aid to address learning loss, priorities in professional development, curriculum, classroom assessment, technology, social-emotional learning, and other areas? This webinar will look at what the stimulus will mean for education companies working in school districts, and what K-12 officials will expect from those vendors. We will discuss and shed light on:
    • The results of a nationally representative survey of district officials on how they expect to spend the new stimulus funding
    • Additional EdWeek Market Brief original research on districts’ specific preferences for addressing learning loss – a core element of the federal aid – over the coming year
    • Insights from federal policy experts and district officials on rules on how the aid can be spent, and how the money is likely to be used by schools
    • And more…
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    Speakers:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Brian Bradley
    Brian Bradley

    Staff Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Reg Leichty
    Reg Leichty

    Founding Partner, Foresight Law+Policy

    John Hutchison
    John Hutchison

    Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations, Olathe (Kan.) School District

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