Education technology experts discuss various solutions to the ‘broken’ process of ed-tech purchasing


The ed-tech procurement process is broken, said former New York City Public Schools Chancellor Harold Levy during the 2016 South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) conference in Austin, Texas, March 8—and to prove it, he said a study last month found disparities of more than $100 per unit on how much schools were paying for the exact same iPad model.

In a session titled “Begging for Disruption: Ed-Tech Procurement,” Levy and the other panelists discussed the problems that school districts have in discovering, evaluating, and buying technology products...

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  • About the Author:

    The former editor-in-chief of eSchool News, Dennis Pierce is now a freelance writer covering education and technology.