Educational software is one of the biggest sources of wasted spending in K-12, according to a new study evaluating spending in U.S. K-12 schools.

The study from Glimpse K12 tracked 200,000 curriculum software licenses purchased by 275 schools during the 2017-2018 school year. The company used its eROI platform to measure how many of the software licenses were actually being used by teachers and students.

On average, 67 percent of software licenses went unused, though in some cases the number was as high as 90 percent. This translates to approximately $2 million in wasted spending across all 275...

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