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...


Public School Enrollment on the Rise

Public School Enrollment on the Rise

Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools has trended upward, increasing 26% from 39.4 million students in 1985 to 49.8 million students in 2012. Birth rates and immigration are the major factors driving the increase. Another contributing factor was the expansion in prekindergarten enrollment from approximately 200,000 students in 1985 to 1.4 million in 2013.

Public elementary and secondary school enrollment is projected to increase...Read more about this in the new Publishing for ...