Research & Forecasts


Study Finds Late School Start Improves Teen Behavior

A new study in the journal Sleep has confirmed the idea that there could be positive outcomes if high schoolers were able to start school later in the morning.

Report: Wearable Devices To Top $28 Billion in Sales in 2016

Wearable electronic device shipments will increase 18.4 percent year over year to hit 274.6 million sales in 2016, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

MIT Unveils Multiple Initiatives To Improve Digital Learning from PreK to Continuing Ed

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will significantly expand its research programs looking into online and digital education from preK through residential higher ed and lifelong learning.

Report: Phishing Attacks on the Upswing

Phishing attacks are up 13 percent and spear phishing attacks are up 22 percent from 2014, according to new research from Wombat Security Technologies.

Survey: Teachers Say Tech Distractions More Concerning than Privacy, Security

Most teachers in the United States are more worried about the potential for technology in the classroom to distract students than they are about privacy and security, according to a new survey from Instructure. Respondents also said, however, that they are optimistic about technology's potential to improve learning outcomes, increase access to education and boost the efficiency with which it's delivered.

Yes, High School Graduation is Up, but Not Uniformly

A group of organizations monitoring the high school graduation rate report that the country is overall behind in the stated goal of seeing 90 percent of students graduating annually by the year 2020.

Tablets to See Slow Resurgence

Tablet sales declined substantially in 2015, but they aren't down for good, according to one market research firm. Nevertheless, their short-term growth will be slower than previously expected.

Report: Education Tech Spending on the Rise

Spending for education technology is up this school year, continuing a rise that started last year following three years of recession thrift.

2016 Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey

The numbers are in for our first annual K-12 IT salary survey. While budgeting frustrations hamper much of IT's work, there's also a sense that the work they're undertaking is important.

Income Disparity Drag on Diversity in Elite Institutions

Schools may want to examine whether race- and ethnicity-based admissions preference policies should give way to "poverty preference." If they did, the outcome could be as much or more diversity than is currently being achieved. That's the message from a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that examines high-achieving, low-income student representation within "selective" institutions.''

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