Research & Forecasts


Yes, High School Graduation is Up, but Not Uniformly

A group of organizations monitoring the high school graduation rate report that the country is overall behind in the stated goal of seeing 90 percent of students graduating annually by the year 2020.

Tablets to See Slow Resurgence

Tablet sales declined substantially in 2015, but they aren't down for good, according to one market research firm. Nevertheless, their short-term growth will be slower than previously expected.

Report: Education Tech Spending on the Rise

Spending for education technology is up this school year, continuing a rise that started last year following three years of recession thrift.

2016 Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey

The numbers are in for our first annual K-12 IT salary survey. While budgeting frustrations hamper much of IT's work, there's also a sense that the work they're undertaking is important.

Income Disparity Drag on Diversity in Elite Institutions

Schools may want to examine whether race- and ethnicity-based admissions preference policies should give way to "poverty preference." If they did, the outcome could be as much or more diversity than is currently being achieved. That's the message from a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that examines high-achieving, low-income student representation within "selective" institutions.''

Struggling Students Motivate Districts To Add Online Blended Learning

Most schools providing online or blended learning programs rely on their own district budgets for funding, according to a new survey from Fuel Education.

Teachers: We Want More Control over Ed Tech Decisions

A survey conducted by a teacher marketplace and an education technology "accelerator" found that while only 38 percent of teachers currently have a role in the decision-making process of ed tech, 63 percent want to be in charge of those decisions.

Report Examines School Internet Connectivity State by State

An organization that monitors Internet connectivity to schools has reported that while 20 million additional students have been given access to high-speed Internet, a comparably high number "still don't have the speeds they need."

UC Davis and Digital Promise Report on How To Run Better Ed Tech Pilots

The University of California, Davis School of Education and Digital Promise recently ran a research project to better understand how districts conduct their pilots of ed tech products and the challenges they face in doing so.

Nonfiction Reading Improved but Still Short of College Readiness Levels

The amount of non-fiction read by students in grades 1-12 has steadily increased since the adoption of new learning standards introduced in the Common Core. Yet students — especially those in high school — don't read to the level of difficulty they should and fall "far short" of what may be required for college and career preparedness.

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