Good afternoon–

As our schools and communities become more connected, the demand for high-quality educational apps is on the rise.

Teachers and parents are looking for new ways to engage our kids, but unfortunately, many of the current apps aren’t addressing the most urgent needs in education.

This is why I’m excited to announce that the U.S. Department of Education is releasing The Ed Tech Developer’s Guide: A Primer for Developers, Startups and Entrepreneurs.

Our team spent years gathering input from educators, developers, and researchers to design a guide that will help apply technology in ways that will transform education in America and increase opportunity for all students.

Technology holds tremendous power in closing opportunity gaps, and meeting the needs of all students, regardless of zip code, race, color, national origin or family income.

The guide highlights 10 specific areas where developers can focus their efforts for greatest impact, and work to address some of the most urgent needs expressed by educators, parents, and students across the country.

Read more about the Developer’s Guide, and download it here.


Richard Culatta
Director of Educational Technology
U.S. Department of Education