Research & Forecasts


Supporting Early Childhood Data Governance Policies

A new resource from the Early Childhood Data Collaborative looks into how state policymakers can support efforts to make more educated investments in early childhood programs through solidifying data governance bodies in each state.

Grant to Fund More Research into Ed Tech Best Practices

The Jefferson Education Exchange has received a $400,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to extend the nonprofit’s efforts to find ways for schools to share information about their experiences using education technology tools.

Study: Large Print Books Boost Comprehension Skills

Students are able to engage more with large print books than other reading materials, according to a new study from Project Tomorrow and Gale.

Students Less Insecure About School Safety Than Their Parents

A wide-ranging survey on a multitude of education topics among adults and high schoolers found that the students viewed school safety differently from their parents.

Developing Methods to Narrow the Achievement Gap

A new study from the Learning Policy Institute provides insights into how seven “positive outlier” school districts in California were able to close the opportunity gap.

Teens Hit Social Media for News

While teens consider it important to follow current events, they prefer to get their news from social media rather than from news organizations.

States Adopting New Mindset on Assessments

Even as many states are backing away from high-stakes testing in math and English language arts that take place at the end of the school year, that doesn't necessarily mean they're "backsliding," according to a new report. Rather than "rolling back" advancements in test quality, accessibility and rigor under the weight of political pressures or demands for reductions in time spent on testing, some states are reforming their approach to assessment in innovative ways.

Teachers Pushing Harder on Algebra and Functions

Of five major content areas covered in math classes — numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data and statistics, and algebra and functions — teachers are putting a bigger emphasis particularly on algebra and functions in math class beyond what they were doing a dozen years earlier. And in science, students are discussing the kinds of problems engineers solve more frequently.

Amazon Announces Alexa Skills Challenge

Amazon is looking to foster innovation in voice technology in education through a new contest focused on creating Alexa skills.

Kids More Likely to Look Online for Help than Ask Parents

New research has found that kids around the world were more likely to look online than ask parents for help with school work. Globally, three-quarters of parents said their children would turn to the internet first.

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