Research & Forecasts


1 School in 7 Loses 'Critical Data' Forever

Compared to other kinds of organizations — business, government and not-for-profit — educational institutions are the least prepared for disaster recovery.

Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom

An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.

Report: New Teacher Prep Rules 'Too Stringent'

Proposed federal changes to teacher preparation requirements have generated numerous comments from education leaders and organizations, and the response isn't looking favorable — at least according to an analysis by Eduventures, a research and consulting firm that analyzes changes taking place in higher education.

Gartner: Worldwide Market for Refurbished Smartphones to Be Worth $14 Billion by 2017

In North America and Western Europe, the market for refurbished phones is forecast to be worth around $3 billion in 2015, growing to $5 billion in 2017.

Report: School Superintendents Earn Average of $122,000 Annually

School superintendents earn an average salary of $122,000 and a median salary of $113,000, with base salaries ranging from $36,000 to $315,000, according to a new report from the School Superintendents Association.

Research: How Twitter Has Shaped the Common Core Debate

The continued unraveling of the Common Core makes for compelling drama — at least that's how a research project has begun presenting it.

Testing Is Biggest Moneymaker for Education Technology Vendors

Software vendors and publishers raked in $2.5 billion on digital assessment products in the United States in the latest school year for which there is data, according to a new report. The total market for software and content in U.S. preK-12 education was up by $480 million to $8.38 billion.

Study: Policies Stifling Competency Ed

While the idea of competency-based education is intriguing to about 89 percent of educators, only half as many have taken action in their schools or districts to promote it. The reason why, according to two education organizations that have studied the issue: policy obstacles "that make implementation challenging."

Report: K-12 Cloud Market Matured, Financial Models Need Improvement

K-12 schools deliver more IT services totally or partially through the cloud, at an average of 42 percent of total IT services, than enterprise in general, which delivers 35 percent of IT services via the cloud, according to a new report from CDW. Despite the widespread use of cloud services, however, models of their financial impact are often inaccurate.

Will Gifted Education Weather the Common Core?

According to a new study, some districts and states believe that the Common Core gives them a reason to "ditch" services for gifted students, equating the standards with advanced education.

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