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District Leaders Get Smarter About Ed-Tech Purchases

District Leaders Making Smarter Ed-Tech Purchases

K-12 school districts are becoming more savvy about purchasing tech for students, reported Education Week. Schools and teachers are also testing products to determine whether they are effective for student learning. 

"It allows us to filter out some of the field, to get some of the best companies out there," said Barton A. Dassinger, principal of Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. "If students are not engaged, or they don't understand a technology, that's kind of a red flag."

Muhammed Chaudhry, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, said districts often make decisions about ed-tech purchases based on reputation, word-of-mouth and pitches they hear from sales staff. This, Chaudhry told Education Week, leaves them susceptible to making decisions based on "relationships" rather than products' merits. 

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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