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Research & Forecasts


Survey: Admissions Officers Check Social Media Pages, Students Don't Care

Two surveys by Kaplan Test Prep find respondents saying admissions officers are more likely to check applicants' social media activity but that students aren't worried about what they'll find.

Report: Teachers at Low Income Schools Lose Teaching Time More Than Peers

A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles has found that teachers at high poverty schools are more likely than their peers to report lost instruction time owing to poor access to technology, libraries and qualified substitute teachers.

School Physical Security Spending To Top $1.1 Billion Within 4 Years

Annual school expenditures on surveillance and access control systems will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.

Report: Internet of Things To Hit 25 Billion Units, $264 Billion by 2020

The number of things connected to the Internet and in use will grow 30 percent from this year to next, for a total of 4.9 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner, and will hit 25 billion by 2020.

Report: Teacher Prep Courses Easier Than Other College Majors

Teacher candidates are significantly more likely to graduate with honors than other students owing to less rigorous coursework in teacher preparation programs, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD

While technology is very helpful for student engagement and motivation, where it really shines is in providing professional development and opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues. And social media is turning out to be a powerful tool for those purposes.

iPad Drops Off as Tablets Continue To Make Gains, Propelled by Education Spending

Back-to-school spending in the United States helped to maintain the double-digit growth of tablets worldwide, according to newly released preliminary data for the third quarter.

Smart Phones Hit All-Time High as Samsung, Apple See Mixed Results

In a record-setting quarter for smart phones, the two top manufacturers saw their share erode as Lenovo, LG and newcomer Xiaomi experienced double- and triple-digit gains, according to preliminary data released by market research firm IDC.

For Mobile Users, Positive Safety Messages More Effective Than Security Warnings

Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.

The 3 Most Common Practices in School Turnaround Efforts

These three approaches are tried out by more than 96 percent of schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs), according to a research project that is specifically studying the improvement practices adopted by low-performing schools.

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