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June 30, 2014

Survey Reveals Worries About Schools' Readiness for Online Testing

The use of technology, including "bring-your-own-device" programs, is increasingly common in K-12 schools, but significant needs remain, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.

June 23, 2014

School Leaders See Potential for Mobile Devices to Help College, Career Preparation, Survey Finds

Forty-six percent of school administrators cite mobile device use as a "major factor" in college- and career-readiness instruction for students.

April 08, 2014

Use of Digital Tools Rises, but 'STEM' Gender Gap Persists, Survey Finds

A new survey reveals the need for classroom innovation beyond the implementation of digital tools for enhanced student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, careers. Twenty-nine percent of high school boys said they were very interested in pursuing a career in STEM areas while only 19 percent of girls had the same ambition.

April 07, 2014

Poverty-related Challenges Sap Instructional Time in High Schools

Preliminary results of a survey of California high school teachers suggest that poverty-related challenges lead students at low-income schools to receive half an hour less instructional time per day than their peers in higher-income schools.

March 20, 2014

Survey: School Districts Squeezed for Money, Time in Implementing Technology

Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.

February 19, 2014

Poll: Building Character More Important Goal of K-12 Ed. Than Building Economy

When asked about the most important long-term goals of education, voters place the highest value on building character rather than building the economy. And most don't know what the common core is.

January 08, 2014

New Orleans, New York City Top List of Friendliest Cities for School Choice

Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.

January 07, 2014

Poll: Americans Prefer Smaller Classes, More Technology, Before Vouchers

Americans favor smaller class sizes and technology over education reforms such as vouchers and merit pay, says a new survey.

January 03, 2014

New Year's Week Roundup of School Choice News

New York City education chancellor selected, North Carolina teachers' attitudes toward vouchers revealed, and implications of Indiana's pre-K vouchers outlined.

October 22, 2013

Survey Highlights Shortage of Job Applicants With a STEM Background

The United States lacks eligible job candidates with STEM degrees, in spite of rising demand, according to Bayer's latest Facts of Science Survey.

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