Data & Analytics

Frontline Launches Research and Learning Institute

Frontline Technologies, a company that develops K-12 education software, has launched the Frontline Research and Learning Institute. The institute will publish monthly reports with comparative data on issues facing K-12 education, and it will publish quarterly research papers on industry trends.

Frontline will analyze aggregate and anonymous historical data that it has collected from more than 7,300 school districts from across the United States over more than 15 years, and report on the resulting insights in its monthly reports and quarterly research papers, according to a news release from the company.

The Frontline Research and Learning Institute has partnered with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) to produce the publications. "The Johns Hopkins CRRE will corroborate, review and evaluate institute reports, to assist in formulating research focus and questions and to write research reports on particular topics," stated a news release from Frontline.

The institute has released its first report, "What's the Real Story on K-12 Employee Absences?" The report analyzes employee absences and substitute fill rates in K-12 education, including the number of absences K-12 employees took in January 2016, which days of the week had the most absences, district fill rates, which days were hardest and easiest to fill, and the percentage of substitute who aren't working.

In the coming weeks, the Frontline Research and Learning Institute will announced members of its new advisory council, which will include thought leaders, researchers and practitioners in the field of K-12 education.

More information about the institute and its monthly reports and quarterly research papers can be found on the Frontline Technologies site.

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