Research & Forecasts


Report: School Funding Mostly Unfair

Policies and funding formulas for public schools differ so widely from state to state, researchers can identify gaps that vary by as much as $12,138 between what is spent on students in one state vs. another. The disparity is greatest among low-income districts, according to the 4th edition of "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card," released by the Education Law Center.

Research: Quick Teacher-Parent Communications Can Reduce Dropouts

A new study done by researchers at Harvard University and Brown University found that a single individualized message sent weekly from a teacher to a parent documenting the student's performance in school was enough to reduce student failure by 41 percent.

Enterprise Wireless Slows in Q1 as K-12 Schools Await Funding

Growth of the wireless local area network (WLAN) enterprise market in the first quarter of 2015 slowed significantly compared to preceding quarters but still increased 3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014, according to a new report.

CompetencyWorks Report Outlines Successful Competency Ed Implementation Framework

CompetencyWorks has unveiled a new report, "Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders," designed to help districts move from traditional educational models to personalized and competency-based environments in an effort to meet individual student needs.

BPM to Hit $2.7 Billion in 2015, Driven in Part by Internet of Things

The worldwide market for business process management (BPM) software is expected to reach $2.7 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.4 percent over 2014, according to the information technology research and advisory company Gartner.

Servers See Mild Growth in 2015

Worldwide server shipments grew 13 percent and revenue 17.9 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014, according to a new report.

Report: Cellular-Connected Tablets Gaining Popularity While Overall Tablet Market Declines

Tablets and two-in-one devices are expected to decline in shipments by 3.8 percent in 2015, but within that declining market the percentage of cellular-connected device sales is expected to grow, according to a new report.

The Learning Counsel Seeks Submissions for Digital Curriculum Survey

Designed for education executives, curriculum and technology directors, the 2015 Digital Curriculum Strategy Assessment Tool & Survey's purpose is to pinpoint where schools and districts stand in their implementation of digital curriculum.

Report: Ed Purchases To Help Chromebook Shipments grow 27 Percent in 2015

Chromebook sales in 2015 will increase 27 percent over 2014 shipments to hit 7.3 million, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

'Honesty Gap' Misleads Parents and Educators on Student Proficiency

According to a new report from education organization Achieve, disparities in student proficiency between state tests for English language arts (ELA) and math and the ones issued by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) can vary widely — by as much as 60 percentage points.

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