Research & Forecasts


Teacher Survey: Career Changers Bring Fresh Perspectives to the Profession but Struggle with Classroom Management

A solid third of teachers (34 percent) changed careers to get into the education field. A third of those (36 percent) came from business and management jobs. Among the career changers, 36 percent said they'd always wanted to be a teacher; another 31 percent said they sought a change of pace; and 23 percent said teaching offered a more flexible schedule.

Is Effective Ed Tech Implementation Extremely Important? Depends Who's Being Asked

A new report out from Project Tomorrow revealed a substantial disconnect between teachers and administrators on technology implementations in schools. The report also highlighted a dearth of systemic change resulting from ed tech adoptions.

Study: Preschoolers Learn Similarly for Digital and Print Books

Reading stories aloud to children has long been proven to boost early literacy skills, but less has been revealed about the impact of a story’s format on learning. Now, new research says that preschool-age children will comprehend a story in both digital and print formats if they enjoy the story’s content.

USC Rossier School of Education Forges Partnership to Drive K–12 Research

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Monday unveiled a new partnership with Project Tomorrow that will support the nonprofit education organization’s research and help drive future innovation in K–12 schools.

Teachers Face a Gamut of Grades in the Classroom

The survey also found that the disparity in student performance forces almost all teachers to spend a lot of extra unpaid time at work. Fifteen percent of respondents reported that they spend over 60 hours on the job.

Study Links Increased Screen Use to Speech Delays in Children Under Age 2

Many parents are concerned that screen time can negatively impact young children, who frequently use mobile devices like iPads and smartphones to play games and watch videos. Now, a new study says that letting a child under age 2 play with an iPad may cause them to have speech delays.

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.

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