Every year American K-12 schools spend billions of dollars on education technology. Until now, they didn’t have the tools to know if that money was being spent effectively.

Transparency

Can we give students the most effective technology?

School districts have been making purchasing decisions without reliable information about whether those products lead to desired educational outcomes. Products are often misused or underused, breaking the feedback loop necessary for improvements.

Can we give students the most effective technology?

Efficiency

Can we break down barriers in the procurement process?

Archaic procurement policies routinely eliminate cutting-edge products simply because they are marketed by companies unfamiliar with school buying procedures.

Can we break down barriers in the procurement process?

Collaboration

Can schools learn from the experience of their peers?

For years, school districts have been unable to benefit from the buying experiences of their peers; this includes discounts negotiated, implementation issues encountered, and services deficiencies identified. As a result, some districts get great deals while others don’t do as well - even when they are buying the same product and similar quantities.

Can schools learn from the experience of their peers?

Mission Statement

The Technology for Education Consortium (TEC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring transparency, efficiency, and collaboration to K-12 schools engaged in evaluating and purchasing edtech products and services. We believe that greater transparency and better information will allow school districts to improve results, reduce costs and support new product development.

The Technology for Education Consortium (TEC) community is open to school and school districts across the country. TEC is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting districts in improving edtech purchasing.

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