Research & Forecasts


Diversity Lacking in K–12 Technology Leadership

Across all K–12 institutions in the United States, public and private, 93 percent of technology leaders are white, and 72 percent are male.

The 3 Key Challenges Impeding K–12 Technology Implementation

The major challenges facing technology adoption in education haven’t changed much over the years. But the priorities of school and district technology leaders have.

How to Narrow the Skills Gap

A new report from the Nation School Boards Association looks into how school districts can help high school graduates close the skills gap.

5G to Propel Resurgence in Smart Phone Growth

Smart phones will continue to decline for the third straight year in 2019, but the advent of 5G will help propel mobile device growth at least through 2023, according to a new market forecast.

Smart Assistants Helping to Drive Growth of Wearables

Wearable devices will continue to see healthy growth over the next five years, driven by new use cases, new devices and the rise of smart assistants.

Report: Emotional Well-Being investment Improves Student Outcomes

A new survey finds schools that place an emphasis on student emotional well-being have better cognition outcomes.

Lack of Tech Access Hampers Rural Student Outcomes

Rural students make up almost one in five K-12 students in the United States.

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.

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