Research & Forecasts


Research: Let's Move STEM Learning Earlier

According to a new research project, children who engage in scientific activities at an early age (between birth and age 8) develop positive attitudes toward science, build up their STEM "vocabularies" and do better at problem solving, meeting challenges and acquiring new skills.

Finding Evidence for ESSA

A new website developed at Johns Hopkins University aims to provide insights into K–12 reading and math programs. The website gives up-to-date information to help education leaders better understand how these programs compare under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Report: Overtime, Low Wages Causing Educator Stress

Online learning company Course Hero polled educators about their economic satisfaction, work-related stress, classroom technology and even how the new Trump administration impacts them.

Short-Term Impact of $3 Billion School Improvement Grants: Zilch; Long-Term Impact: TBD

A hefty study commissioned by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and written by researchers at Mathematica has examined the impact of School Improvement Grants (SIGs) and found that implementing a SIG-funded model "had no impact on math or reading test scores, high school graduation or college enrollment."

Younger Americans Abandon Broadband While Older Gens Buy in

Millennials are more likely to ditch broadband and just use their smartphones at home, while older generations prefer a broadband connection, according to a new survey from ReportLinker Insights.

GPA Versus Exam Scores: What's Better in Predicting College Success?

High school GPA is a better predictor of college success than standardized exam scores among students heading directly into higher ed from high school. But among those who delay their college entry, the same isn't necessarily the case; it depends on the type of test and the subject under consideration.

Smartphones Are Gaining on Humans in Literacy

Does it matter to the world if more smartphones than people will be able to read and write within the next 10 years? A new push to promote human literacy believes it does.

Report: Global E-Learning Market to Grow 7.2% Over Next Decade

The global e-learning market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 7.2 percent over the next decade to reach approximately $325 billion by 2025, according to a recent report by tech market research firm ReportLinker.

Kids See Racial and Gender Bias in the News and Prefer to Get News Through Social Media

Kids value the news, yet a majority surveyed feel neglected and misrepresented by the news. They also see racial and gender bias in the news, and prefer to get their news through social media. These were some of the findings in a recent report by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization.

Report: iPad, Mac Use Growing in K–12

Ninety percent of K–12 schools in a recent survey said they use Apple’s iPad to enhance learning, while 70 percent use Mac devices. Plus, 83 percent of schools saw an increase in Mac adoption, while 81 percent of schools reported an increase in iPad adoption over the previous year. These findings and more were released in a JAMF Trends Survey on Apple device adoption in K–12 schools.

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