Research & Forecasts


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.

Report: Apple Device Adoption Increasing in K-12 Education

Adoption of Mac and iPad devices is increasing in K-12 education, driven primarily by the app ecosystem and user preference, according to a new report.

State Policies on Teacher Effectiveness Show Incremental Improvements

If states were students, they'd barely be passing their classes on teacher policies, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Survey: 4 in 5 Parents Question Value Proposition of College

The reputation of college for being worth the price tag is hitting the skids. In a recent survey only about one in five parents of prospective college students deemed the cost of a four-year college degree worth "the value it delivers."

Analysts: Chromebooks Pass Up All Other Devices Combined in U.S. Schools

Shipments of Google-powered Chromebooks to K-12 schools have surpassed Apple and Microsoft Devices combined, according to a new report.

Research: Move to Digital Curriculum Calls for Teacher Training, New District Roles

Most K-12 teachers involved in the transition to digital curriculum spend between two and five hours a week searching for digital resources for their lessons. Slightly fewer than half use digital content only a quarter to half of their time. Those are some of the findings in an extensive survey undertaken recently by the Learning Counsel to understand how schools are transitioning to the use of digital learning materials.

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