Research & Forecasts


Artificial Intelligence Seeing Massive Surge in Education

Education will experience the third-largest growth of any sector, coming in slightly behind government (44.3 percent) and "personal and consumer services" (43.3 percent).

Switch in Curriculum Alone Doesn't Boost Student Outcomes

A cross-institutional study found that textbook choice hardly matters in improving K-12 student achievement. The project was led by researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University.

Delayed Start Time Improves Outcomes, Reduces Tardies and Absences

When Seattle Public Schools delayed middle and high school start times by almost an hour, students slept longer and researchers found a link in higher median grades and improved attendance.

A Third of High Schoolers Tackle Dual Enrollment Classes

The importance of dual enrollment is two-fold, researchers Azim Shivji and Sandra Wilson of Abt Associates mentioned. First, it's "promoted as a means to help students prepare and demonstrate their readiness for the rigors of college coursework"; and second, if the courses are transferable, they can help students and their families reduce the cost of college.

Teachers Lack Consistent Access to Student Data

A new report outlines the problems that teachers have with using the growing amount of student data to improve teaching practices.

AI in Education Shows Most Promise for the Repetitive and Predictable

Artificial intelligence shows promise for education, but only when it comes to supporting teachers with repetitive and predictable tasks.

Showing a Way with Words for Teacher Evals

Which term would be easier for a principal to use in a teacher evaluation: "unacceptable" or "improvement needed?" Which would you rather receive if you exceeded expectations: "distinguished" or "level 5?"

K-12 Cyber Strikes Cost Millions Last Year

K-12 underwent 122 known cybersecurity incidents last year, hitting 119 different education agencies in 38 states. The result was the "theft of millions of tax payer dollars, stolen identities, tax fraud and altered school records," according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

Relieving Test Jitters Leads to Better Science Course Outcomes

A Stanford experiment found that low-income high schoolers who rechannel their "negative emotions" during STEM testing can do better on the tests — and the course.

States Seeing Improved Public Charter School Laws

An advocate for public charter schools has released its annual ranking of state school laws. Its big finding: Those states with new or overhauled laws regulating public charters are "bypassing" states that were previously ranked higher in multiple areas, including accountability, flexibility and funding equity.

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