Research & Forecasts

iNACOL Launches Research Clearinghouse for Online, Blended Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has partnered with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute to launch a Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning.

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Most Americans Have Never Heard of Common Core

Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to a recent poll conducted by Phi Delta Kappa International and Gallup.

Report Majority Support Idea of Credit for Online K12 Elective and AP Courses

Most people are in favor of allowing K-12 students to take elective and AP courses online for credit, particularly if those courses aren't available in a brick-and-mortar school, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of K12, a provider of online pre-K to grade 12 programs.

Report: Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones for First Time

Worldwide sales of smartphones rose to 51.8 percent to surpass sales of feature phones for the first time in the second quarter of 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Android, iOS, Windows Phone All Make Gains in Second Quarter

Smart phone shipments increased by more than 50 percent in the second quarter of 2013, with the top 3 operating systems — Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone — all seeing double-digit gains.

iPad Suffers Significant Decline as Android Strengthens Tablet Position

Apple held onto the No. 1 slot among all tablet manufacturers worldwide, but its share continued to slip in the second quarter of 2013 as Samsung, ASUS, Lenovo, and Acer all saw triple-digit gains.

Teacher Turnover Negatively Impacts Student Achievement in Math and English

Teacher turnover results in lower student scores in math and English language arts, according to a researcher from the University of Michigan School of Education and two colleagues.

Smart Phone Growth Accelerates Worldwide

The worldwide smart phone market hit a new high in the second quarter of 2013 as manufacturers shipped one new unit for every 30 human beings in the world over the course of three months.

Budgets, Infrastructure Holding Back Greater Mobile Adoption in Schools

About three-quarters of the school systems in the United States have adopted mobile technology or will adopt it within the next two years, according to a new report. However, insufficient budgets and infrastructure shortcomings are preventing most of those districts from implementing 1-to-1 mobile programs.

Study Links Educational Attainment with Mortality

People over age 25 who have a college degree live an average of a decade longer than high-school dropouts, according to a new report from the Population Reference Bureau.

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