Research & Forecasts


Grad Rate Continues Rising with Pockets of Despair

For the fifth year running, the country saw a lift in its national high school graduation rate, growing to 83.2 percent in 2015 from 82.3 percent in 2014. But growth at that pace is too slow to reach the goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

Apple, Samsung Flat as Mobile Market Grows Beyond Expectations

Despite gloomier predictions, the mobile phone market grew 4.3 percent worldwide in the first quarter of 2017, with No. 1 Samsung and No. 2 Apple declining slightly in their overall share of the market as Chinese manufacturers surged upward.

First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers

New data from a survey of more than 37,000 educators revealed that first-year teachers aren't using tech in the classroom as much as their more experienced colleagues even though they have a higher opinion of their own technological abilities.

Mobile Classroom to Connect Thousands of Students to Killer Whales

Thousands of elementary students from across the United States are expected to travel virtually to Washington state’s Penrose Point and Lime Kiln Point state parks in May to see orcas and other aquatic life in their natural habitats through Journey to the Parks, a series of high-tech distance learning experiences.

NAEP Scores for Visual Arts and Music Fall Flat

The Nation’s Report Card for arts education is in, and scores have remained almost the same since data was last collected in 2008, despite a decrease in arts programs across the United States.

Global Cloud-Based ELL Market to Grow at CAGR of 27% Through 2021

The global cloud-based English Language Learning (ELL) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.07 percent from 2017 to 2021, according to a new report by market research firm Research and Markets.

Science, Engineering, Health Doctorates Find Career Success

The National Science Board, the National Science Foundation's policy arm, has released an interactive infographic that explores 25 years of science, engineering and health doctoral pathways.

San Antonio ISD to Open Tech High School

San Antonio Independent School District will be opening a hi-tech high school this fall — the first in a network of industry-led, career-themed schools.

Kids Prefer Math and Science Subjects While Parents Value Reading and Writing

A majority of parents will say their children favor math and science subjects the most in school, while they themselves tend to think reading and writing skills are more important for future success, according to new survey data from the Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation.

School Leaders Could Do Better at Using Evaluation Systems for PD Guidance

Just as Dorothy already had what she needed to return home from Oz, schools and districts are already equipped to help teachers identify areas for continuous professional growth; they just need to know how to use their resources — and specifically, their evaluation systems — more effectively.

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