Key Insights for K-12 Companies: The EdWeek Market Brief Summit

Managing Editor
EdWeek Market Brief's virtual summit, June 8-10

Many of the nation’s school districts are looking to rebound and reopen as fully as possible, if they haven’t already. What will be their biggest academic and spending priorities, as they attempt to find their footing in the landscape after the pandemic? And how are education companies remaking themselves, to try to meet K-12 needs?

EdWeek Market Brief will take an in-depth look at what school districts will need from companies in the education marketplace at our upcoming virtual summit, June 8-10.

The event offers panels and flash briefing Q&As with district officials from across the country. Among the districts represented: Denver; Atlanta; Orange County, Fla.; Indianapolis; San Antonio; Washoe County, Nev.; and Durham, N.C., among others.

We’re also offering sessions directed at education company executives and managers, aimed at helping them make smart decisions to strengthen their organizations, as they try to emerge from a period of enormous turmoil.

Among the topics on the agenda:

  • Results of a new EdWeek Market Brief survey of K-12 district officials on key spending priorities, in areas such as core and supplemental curriculum, assessment, PD, and data management systems, heading into the fall.
  • A look at what’s next for venture capital and private equity investment in K-12. The discussion features Jason Brein of Francisco Partners, Amit Patel of Owl Ventures, and Ebony Brown of Rethink Education.
  • A window into how education companies find and retain talent, featuring Eric Bacolas of Newsela, Pep Carrera of Nearpod, and Karina Linch of BrainPOP.
  • How education companies restructured their staff and operations during COVID, and how it is reshaping their work going forward. We talk to Traci Burgess of Brightbytes, Chris Minnich of NWEA, and Peter LaCasse of Carnegie Learning.

As always, our sessions are interactive, so our panelists will be taking your questions. We look forward to having you join the conversation. You can sign up here.