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What do the surveys say about students, teachers, parents and yes, education technology entrepreneurs are learning?


Scholastic Survey Looks At Education Equity Barriers
MONEY PROBLEMS: “Equity doesn’t mean the same for everyone; it means that everyone gets what they need,” says one Florida elementary school principal in Scholastic’s latest Pre-K–12 research project. But there’s a problem: the flow of money doesn’t seem to support the idea of equity...
Sesame Street Study: Parents, Teachers Say World is Unkind to Children
K IS NOT FOR KINDNESS: Popular children’s television show "Sesame Street" has found in a survey released today adults worry children live in an unkind world. The study by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit and education organization producing "Sesame Street," surveyed 2,002 parents and 500 teachers as the show looks ahead at a new season exploring empathy and kindness...
EdChoice Survey Explores Millennial Parents' Education Decisions
EDCHOICE has published findings from its 2016 Schooling in America Survey, comparing upcoming and current millennial parents to parents of other generations. More than half (58 percent) of millennial parents think K-12 education is headed in the wrong direction, whereas a national average of 62 percent of parents think education is going down the wrong track...
Pew Survey: The Knowledge-Focused Workforce is Rising
THE KNOWLEDGE ERA: The latest State of American Jobs report from Pew Research Center finds employment is growing faster in jobs requiring more experience, education and training. The national survey of 5,006 U.S. adults conducted May to June 2016 also shows 54 percent of these workers think ongoing training is “essential” to career success, especially to those working in the STEM industry...
Deloitte Publishes 2016 Digital Education Survey
DELOITTE has released results from its 2016 digital education survey looking at some 2,800 responses from teachers, parents and students. According to the survey, almost half of classrooms use a digital device every day, and 75 percent of teachers think digital content will replace printed textbooks sometime in the next 10 years...
Blackboard, Project Tomorrow Release Survey on District Communication Practices
LET’S TALK: “The plethora of new digital communications tools is both a blessing and a curse for district communication officers.” That’s one of several observations from a new report (PDF) by Blackboard and Project Tomorrow, surveying how districts and PR teams use digital tools to share news with students and parents...
Horizon Report: Coding, Makerspaces Coming Soon to All K-12 Schools
VERTICAL HORIZON: Expect to see makerspaces, coding and online learning opportunities in schools within the next year, according to the latest K-12 Horizon report (PDF) from The New Media Consortium and Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). The annual report, written by and for researchers, educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers around the world, forecasts key trends, challenges and adoption timeline in education technology...
Pew: Only 28 Percent of American Adults ‘Very’ Familiar With Edtech Terms
OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE: Common Core. Khan Academy. MOOCs. Digital badges. These terms may be lingua franca to the edtech community. But according to a new Pew report, “Digital Readiness Gaps,” only 28 percent of the 2,752 U.S. adults surveyed say they are “very familiar” with an edtech term...
The Realities of K-12 Chronic Absenteeism
ARE THE KIDS ALRIGHT? All the technology that schools are buying to help students won't make a difference if the kids aren't coming to school. According to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, 6.5 million—or 13%—of all U.S. students were absent from school for 15 or more days during 2013-14...