Research & Forecasts

Black Families Rate Importance of CS as a Subject Higher

All families consider computer science to be an important subject for their kids to learn. But that's especially true for black parents and guardians.

Report: Low-Cost, Microcredential-Based PD Can Improve Expertise in Student-Centered Learning

COVID-19 is making new kinds of demands on educators to become proficient at meeting the needs of individual students, whether they're in the classroom or learning from home.

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.