Research & Forecasts

How to Engage Students (and Identify Them)

What makes for an engaging learning experience? Multiple factors, including instructional practices used by the teacher, content that's "relevant and relatable to students' lives" and a design that helps students focus.

California Top State in School Solar

According to the organization that conducted new research on solar power in schools, energy is the second largest individual expense for U.S. schools after personnel.

K-12 Course Material Sales Drop by $182M YTD

Sales of course materials for K-12 plummeted by $182 million between June 2019 and July 2020. That's a 25 percent drop, according to the Association of American Publishers.

Preschoolers Fare Worse Than Kindergarteners in School Closures

The educational experience of kindergarteners was dramatically different from the one received by preschoolers after the March 2020 school shutdown took place.

Most Kahoot Teachers Expect a Mix of Online and In-School

As of last month, most teachers globally expected to deliver instruction through a mix of distance and in-classroom learning.

Researchers Find SEL Gains for Students in Esports

NASEF, the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, has found that students participating in esports showed "significant development" of STEM and workforce skills and social-emotional characteristics.

Research: Students Need to Spend More Time Writing

A new research brief has suggested just a quarter of students in middle school and high school write for at least 30 minutes a day, a minimum standard set by learning experts for the development of writing skills.

Small Majority of Parents Say: Open Up Our School Campuses!

A slight majority of parents want schools to reopen this fall for in-person learning, and conservatives especially want that to happen.

High Schoolers More Likely to Study Math, Science and Forsake Other Topics During COVID-19

School closures and remote learning have gone hand-in-hand with decreased student engagement in all high school subject areas, according to a study by education technology company Quizlet.

Study Recommends Total Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools

A study by researchers out of the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy noted thsat facial recognition technology does not work the same for all people and that it will disproportionately "impact particularly vulnerable populations."