Schools Test Changes to Measuring Student Achievement

Schools Test Changes to Measuring Student Achievement

The period from 2000 through 2018 as schools went through the No Child Left Behind and Common Core eras saw intensifying pressure around testing and led to the more recent movement to reduce the amount of time spent taking tests and preparing for them. The state of the industry and the market appears to be calming down.


Social Studies Market is Strong in 2019

Social Studies Market is Strong in 2019

"K-12 Social Studies Market Survey Report 2019" provides information on what resources educators are using for social studies instruction and sizes the dollar value of the market for social studies instructional materials in 2019.


K-12 Publishers Adapt to Changing Demand in Schools

K-12 Publishers Adapt to Changing Demand in Schools

Publishers are approaching changes in the PreK-12 instructional materials market in different ways


Educators Look for “Integrated Ala Carte”

Educators Look for “Integrated Ala Carte”

School technology leaders increasingly report that they have infrastructure in place and student devices deployed, but they are still working on ways to use that technology to improve classroom instruction.


Looking to the Future of K-12 Education

Looking to the Future of K-12 Education

A window into the future of education can be seen in the accelerator programs supporting educational technology development and in the changes schools are making to get ready for new ways to teach and learn.


Robots Coming to Classrooms to Engage Young Students

Robots Coming to Classrooms to Engage Young Students

Companies are offering, and schools are considering, more options for using robots in primary education as research indicates children are capable of STEM learning at an early age.


Pushing out Walls and Shunning Desks for New Ways of Learning

Pushing out Walls and Shunning Desks for New Ways of Learning

Schools of the future typically include plenty of open spaces, including learning commons, makerspaces and wide hallways to encourage collaboration.


The Role of Technology in Schools of the Future

The Role of Technology in Schools of the Future

In personalized education--where each student works on unique problems and projects, tackles new subjects at his or her own pace, and moves forward only when reaching competency--goes hand-in-hand with technology.


Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Given the limited budgetary resources of many public districts and schools, it has been speculated that increased spending for classroom hardware may be depressing spending on traditional instructional materials.


Neverware

Neverware

The New York based company, founded in 2011 by chief executive officer Jonathan Hefter, provides cost-effective software that eliminates the need to replace desktop computers. Instead of periodically replacing hardware, Neverware allows schools and businesses to have the fastest available desktop computer speeds using the hardware they currently have.

Initially, the desktop system cost schools $149 per computer per year but in February 2015 the company launched a cloud version of its operating...