Research & Forecasts

Report: Where's the 'Computer Science' in STEM?

According to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a non-profit science and technology think tank, while there's a certain "groundswell of interest" in CS in the United States, it's still not enough to address the high demand for skilled workers among employers.

New Report Offers State Policy Examples for Personalized Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has issued a new report that provides policymakers with examples to guide their efforts in advancing personalized learning environments.

Student Teams Selected as Finalists for International Space Station Science Competition

Five finalists have been selected in the second annual Genes in Space competition, in which American students were invited to design an experiment using DNA analysis to solve a real-life space exploration problem. The winning experiment will be performed aboard the International Space Station.

Digital Promise Launches Web Tool To Find Ed Research

A new, free resource from Digital Promise aims to provide an easy way to hunt down research in education, teaching and learning topics and to uncover connections between those topics.

Research: Display Size Impacts Student Comprehension

More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized classroom.

Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need some Online Risk

If adults want to help teenagers learn how to handle the big risks of Internet usage, the best thing we can do is let them get used to handling smaller risky online situations. That's the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety.

Blended Learning Program Helps English Language Learners Rise to Grade-Level Reading Proficiency

A pilot program for second-grade classes at an elementary school with a predominantly ELL student population saw promising results using Lexia Reading Core5.

Hiring Experts Still Mostly Boggled by Digital Credentials

The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.

Ed Tech Implementation Leaves Room for Improvement

Although schools have spent billions on computer hardware and software for the classroom, only 16 percent of teachers think their schools are using it effectively, according to a new report.

Parents, Teachers, Students Split on Overtesting

Parents, students and teachers have radically different views on the value of time spent on tests. According to a new poll conducted by Gallup on behalf of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), while 83 percent of teachers surveyed said they think students spend too much time on tests, 75 percent of students and 52 percent of parents said they think students spend the right amount of time or not enough time on them.

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