Research & Forecasts


Mixed Results on the Worth of AP and IB Classes

More high school students have access to taking AP and IB classes, but new data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that these classes may not result in college credit.

Violent Incidents Up on K-12 Campuses

The number of violent incidents rose from 15.5 percent in the 2015-2016 school year to 21.3 percent for 2017-2018.

Research Finds Mostly White Ed Force Unready to Support Minority Students

Along with increased focus on supporting the needs of a diverse student body, the report also suggested that educator preparation programs emphasize field experience and "high-quality mentorship experiences" that tie to the coursework.

How Youth Organizations Use Tech to Build Student Social Capital

Helping students develop their "social capital" — the people and environments they have access to, including caring teachers, tutors, mentors, coaches, friends, who can help them thrive — isn't just a job for those present in their lives face-to-face.

Preventing CTE Renaissance from Repeating Problems of the Past

How can the career and technical education programs of today avoid the equity problems that plagued vocational education in previous generations?

Report Offers Remedies for Principal Turnover

Nearly one in five principals — 18 percent — in public schools leave their positions year over year, and that rate is even higher in high-poverty schools — 21 percent.

Google Names Science Fair Winners

Google’s contest to help students develop new ideas to further their STEM educations has selected its winners.

Report: Teachers Have Difficulty Engaging Families

Almost half of primary teachers say they encounter difficulties communicating with a large segment of parents and families of their students.

Parents: Greater Grasp of Job Options Can Reduce Student Debt

A new study found that more than nine in 10 parents (92 percent) agreed that giving high school students more exposure to future career opportunities and experiences before they entered college would help alleviate student debt. A similar number (91 percent) said another way to alleviate student debt would be by giving students more opportunities to earn college credits before graduating.

Report Defines State Policies for Future Teaching Workforce

The teaching community of the future will be equity-oriented, focused on continual improvement and committed to lifelong learning — but only if state policymakers set the right priorities.

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