Research & Forecasts


Spot Survey: Most Teachers Want Masking Up on Campus This Year

An open online poll recently found that two-thirds of teachers want to see their students masked up this fall.

Remote Learning Kills Student Engagement

A new study of data generated by an education platform has found that K-12 students in states that allowed in-person learning during the 2020-2021 school year showed more engagement in learning than students residing in states where fully remote learning was the norm.

Smart Buildings More Popular in Ed than Pre-Pandemic

A global survey among school and college facilities managers found that two-thirds (65%) were more likely to invest in smart building solutions now than they were before the pandemic.

More Teachers Spending Out of Pocket on Basic Resources for Their Classrooms

More K–12 educators are spending their own money on classroom essentials like books and other learning materials, according to a new survey. At the same time, most are not being given a say in how American Rescue Plan funds are being allocated.

Educators Say 'Meh' to School LMS Choice

According to a recent survey, while nearly nine in 10 schools have adopted a learning management system that every teacher is supposed to use, fondness for functionality is hit-and-miss. While 85% of respondents said their schools have adopted an LMS, only two-thirds (64%) reported being satisfied with the current choice.

60% of K–8 Parents Now 'Hesitant' to Send Kids Back to School in the Fall

Amid new fears arising over the Delta variant and wildly contradictory messaging on COVID-19 policy at all levels of government, parents appear to be growing increasingly concerned about sending their kids back to school in the fall.

More Students of Color at Risk in Reading After Pandemic

More K–3 students are at risk in reading as a result of learning losses related to the public policy response to the pandemic. Black and Latinx students are particularly affected. The good news: "Many students have begun to recover from lost literacy instruction," according to a new report.

Chromebooks Continue Massive Surge in Adoption

The adoption of Chromebooks appears to be outpacing the explosive growth predicted for the year. In the second quarter, Chromebook shipments grew 68.6% — and that wasn't even the best quarter of the last three quarters.

Tablets See Modest Growth as Apple Maintains Lead

Apple continues to lead in the worldwide tablet market, but Samsung, Lenovo and Amazon are creeping up.

Report: The Pandemic 'Grossly Exacerbated' Disparities in Education

A new report noted that students on the whole did make gains during the 2020–2021 school year. However, those gains were lower than seen in previous years. Underrepresented groups and students in high-poverty areas were disproportionately impacted negatively by the public policy response to the pandemic.

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