Research & Forecasts


Grant to Fund Ed Tech Implementation Sharing Prototype

The Jefferson Education Exchange is working with LearnPlatform to develop a platform where teachers can share information on how they are using education technology products in their classrooms.

Survey: More Teacher Training Needed for Ed Tech Tools

While the majority of teachers think technology is a priority to boost student engagement, a recent survey finds that teachers lack training or learning materials needed to implement technology solutions effectively in their classrooms.

STEAM Initiative for Brooklyn South Students Launches

A new program from startup incubator New Lab provides Brooklyn South high school students with opportunities to develop projects that explore the impact of technology on different industries.

Interactive Tool to Compare Academic Achievement Nationwide Debuts

The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University is introducing an interactive interface to show schools, districts and counties compare against the national average in three measures of academic performance. The interactive data tool provides the public with information on test scores and learning rates broken down by race, gender and family income rates that can be shared as charts, maps and download PDFs.

Supporting Early Childhood Data Governance Policies

A new resource from the Early Childhood Data Collaborative looks into how state policymakers can support efforts to make more educated investments in early childhood programs through solidifying data governance bodies in each state.

Grant to Fund More Research into Ed Tech Best Practices

The Jefferson Education Exchange has received a $400,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to extend the nonprofit’s efforts to find ways for schools to share information about their experiences using education technology tools.

Study: Large Print Books Boost Comprehension Skills

Students are able to engage more with large print books than other reading materials, according to a new study from Project Tomorrow and Gale.

Students Less Insecure About School Safety Than Their Parents

A wide-ranging survey on a multitude of education topics among adults and high schoolers found that the students viewed school safety differently from their parents.

Developing Methods to Narrow the Achievement Gap

A new study from the Learning Policy Institute provides insights into how seven “positive outlier” school districts in California were able to close the opportunity gap.

Teens Hit Social Media for News

While teens consider it important to follow current events, they prefer to get their news from social media rather than from news organizations.

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