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Multi-state Tech Purchasing Agreements Climb

RFPs might be a thing of the past.

Multiple states have joined together to purchase educational-technology services and devices in an effort to save money. The collaborative effort is led by Maine alongside Hawaii and Vermont. The venture is attracting other states and school districts as well.

One common interest is the strive for developing a Common Core State Standards.

“There’s a much stronger incentive for states to collaborate than there was in the past,” said Douglas Levin, the executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, a Glen Burnie, Md.-based organization that backs the multistate venture. “There’s a need for technology that people share on the same timeline … without question, it’s one way forward, and without question, we’ll see more states go down this path.”

Learn more about this story at Education Week.

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