Research & Forecasts


IDC on Tablet Market Share in Education: Dominance Can Be Fleeting

When Tim Cook announced that 94 percent of all tablets in education were iPads, plenty of jaws dropped. But there's more to the story.

CoSN Survey: Schools Need More Broadband; E-Rate Needs More Funding

Almost every single district in the country expects to need additional Internet bandwidth and connectivity over the next 36 months as the Common Core and high-stakes assessments come online and more schools introduce BYOD and digital curriculum, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking

3D Printing, Gamification To Impact STEM Education Within 3 Years

A new report from the Horizon Project has identified the 12 technologies will have a significant impact on STEM+ education over the next five years.

Report Highlights Changes in Teacher Evaluation Systems

New teacher evaluation systems do a better job of boosting instructional effectiveness and linking teachers to individual student performance, according to a new report.

Traditional Computers on the Rise in the United States

Personal computers are on the rebound in the United States. Despite a gloomy worldwide picture, domestically, PC shipments saw their second consecutive quarter of improvement, which is expected to continue for a couple more years.

Report: Gaming Console Market up after 4-Year Decline

Sales of gaming consules are up, according to a new market forecast from International Data Corporation, which predicts that shipments in 2013 will top the approximately 33 million units shipped in 2012, bringing an end to a four-year downturn for the market segment that began in 2009.

Report: Teachers in Common Core States 'Enthusiastic' about Implementation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic have released the partial findings of their new report, Primary Sources: America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change , which show that almost all teachers are aware of the Common Core State Standards and the majority of those in states adopting the standards are enthusiastic about the implementation.

Should 'Preschool for All' Take a Targeted Approach?

There's a conundrum facing universal preK. According to researchers, the disadvantaged see definite benefits from free preschool, with mid-term academic gains and increased "quality" parental involvement. But when preschool is available to all, those who can afford private schools begin to switch to the free, public system, causing a "crowd out" that, among other things, increases costs to taxpayers by "as much as 19 percent" while providing no discernible benefits.

Cost Keeps 3 Percent of the Nation Offline

About 15 percent of America not online for one reason or another. But cost seems to be a factor for just a small minority of the adult population, according to a new report released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Report: 3 Ways State Education Agencies Can Strengthen Research

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education has released a new report, "State Education Agencies' Acquisition and Use of Research Knowledge in School Improvement Strategies," that examines how state education agencies look for, choose, and integrate research into strategies for improving low-performing schools.

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