Research & Forecasts


New Report Looks to Data for Helping America's 1.3 Million Homeless Students

The number of homeless students in the United States has doubled since the 2006–2007 school year. New federal law that goes into effect with the new school year is designed to make it easier for those students to complete their education.

3D Printer Shipments Up for Education (and Every Other Segment)

3D printing is on a growth jag. A new forecast from International Data Corp. projects that the market grew in the United States by nearly 20 percent in 2015 compared to 2014.

Report: Colleges Behind in Development Ed Practices

Schools relying on placement tests to determine whether students need developmental classes in order to be college-ready could be doing their students a disservice that lasts a lifetime.

Report: Small Subgroup of Parents Opt Students out of Standardized Tests, Majority Support Them

In the 2014-15 school year, a small but distinct group of parents opted out of standardized testing for their children. However, the majority of the general public opposes opting children out, according to a new report from Educational Testing Service.

Report: Schools Need to Do More to Address Student Behavior Issues

More than 90 percent of teachers and administrators think their schools need to address student behavior issues in order to promote student success, but only 56 percent say those issues are a top priority in their schools, according to a new report from YouGov and Kickboard.

Global Personal Computing in K-12 Market Expected to Slow in 2016

Unstable economic conditions internationally are putting the brakes on the global personal computing market in the K-12 sector, according to a recent report by London-based research firm Futuresource Consulting.

Best Jobs for Generation Z Include Several Tech Positions

The best jobs for Generation Z will include computer and information systems analyst, information security analyst and software developer, according to a new report by CareerCast, a national job search site.

Tablet Sales Remain Strong Despite 2-Year Decline

Tablet shipments will drop for the second straight year, dipping 9.6 percent below 2015 totals, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp., and will face another down year in 2017 before rebounding slightly in 2018 on the strength of detachables.

Report: Virtual Reality Shipments to Rocket up 2,400 Percent This Year

Shipments of virtual reality devices will expand by more than 2,400 percent this year according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

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.

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