Research & Forecasts


Report: Federally Impacted Schools Need $4.2 Billion in Construction

Federally impacted school districts are those that include nontaxable federal property, such as part of a military installation, Native American land or low-income housing.

Personal Computing Devices to Decline Through 2021

Global shipments of personal computing devices are expected to decline slightly through 2021, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of -1.7 percent, according to the latest prediction from International Data Corp.

Report: 30 Percent of Smartwatch Sales in 2017 Are Kids’ Devices

Wearables generated $30.5 billion this year, with smartwatches raking in roughly a third of total sales, according to a new Gartner forecast.

As Rural Participation in AP Courses Climbs, Average Passing Scores Hold Steady

A new assessment has found that students in rural areas are rapidly catching up on Advanced Placement (AP) testing compared to their urban and suburban peers.

Report: Schools Are Being Duped by Marketers on Personalized Learning

In an annual report on school commercialism trends, National Education Policy Center researchers assert that personalized learning is turning student data into a marketable product and extending the reach of commercializing activities into students’ everyday lives at schools.

Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too

Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots to learn.

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021, with VR, AR, 3D printing and visual data analytics as the top four product segments.

Researchers Develop Methods to Detect Hacking of 3D Printers

These are attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, such as healthcare, transportation, robotics, aviation and space, according to new research from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology who have found three way to detect cyberattacks on 3D printers.

Teachers Favor Data-Diven PD But Want More Buy In

To jump start a discussion on teacher PD, the NEA (National Education Association) and professional learning companies Corwin and Learning Forward conducted a survey of more than 6,300 teachers nationwide.

Report: Teachers Spend Up to $5,000 Out of Pocket on Classroom Supplies

Classroom teachers spent an average of $468 out of pocket on classroom supplies and equipment in the last year — amounting to nearly 1 percent of an average teacher's salary in the United States.

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