Research & Forecasts


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.

Minority of Teachers Use Learning Standards-Aligned Curriculum

In four years of reviewing more than 90 percent of the materials in the "known" math and English language arts market, just 27 percent of math and 49 percent of ELA offerings aligned with learning standards. Furthermore, the data showed that just 15 percent of curriculum regularly used by ELA teachers and 23 percent of that used by math teachers have aligned with the standards.

Forget What You Think You Know about Summer Slide

Is the "summer slide" real? One education researcher recently questioned that assumption. The idea that students lose ground in their learning when they leave school for the summer break, suggested Paul von Hippel in an essay on Harvard's Education Next Institute website, can't be proved.

Interest in Game-Based Learning Surges

A new report finds that game-based learning revenues will quadruple over the next five years, to reach over $24 billion by 2020.

Teacher Survey: One-Third of Students' Families Are Hard to Communicate With

The majority of teachers are communicating with parents at least weekly, but a third of families (34 percent) remain "hard to reach and engage" throughout the school year, according to a survey from ClassTag.

5 Tools for Technology Transformation in Schools

A new report from CoSN explores five ways that technology has the ability to accelerate K-12 innovation.

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