To jump start a discussion on teacher PD, the NEA (National Education Association) and professional learning companies Corwin and Learning Forward conducted a survey of more than 6,300 teachers nationwide.
Classroom teachers spent an average of $468 out of pocket on classroom supplies and equipment in the last year — amounting to nearly 1 percent of an average teacher's salary in the United States.
The tablet market continued to fall in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 37.9 million shipments, a 3.4 percent decline compared to the same period last year.
This year the United States will lead spending in the category at $3.2 billion, followed by Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) at $3 billion and Western Europe at $2 billion.
Smartphone shipments declined slightly in the second quarter of 2017, down to 341.6 million, a decline of 1.3 percent compared to the same period last year and a 0.8 percent decline compared to this year's first quarter, according to a new report.
The share of good jobs held by those without a BA has shrunken from 60 percent in 1991 to 45 percent today.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
It was the second year in a row that the survey, "Parents 2017: Unleashing their Power and Potential," found that nearly all parents who responded said their children were performing at or above grade level.
Worldwide IT spending is set to increase this year, according to a pair of new forecasts.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the second largest public school district in the nation, the Los Angeles County School District (LAUSD), a grant of $3.256 million over five years to study the efficacy of online credit recovery classes for high school students.
Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.