1. The National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers’ union, has lost 100,000 members since 2010 and expects to lose about 308,000 full-time teachers by 2014.
  2. A recent Blackboard Project Tomorrow survey finds that 52% of district administrators support the idea of online classes, up from 33% in 2007.
  3. A recent CDW survey found that 71% of students and 77% of teachers say they use laptops or netbooks, smartphones, student response systems, etc.
  4. A CDW survey of 1,915 students, faculty, and IT staff found that 69% of high school and college students want more technology in the classroom but spend about 53% of their instructional time in a traditional lecture model–about 15% more than they want.
  5. About 500 public schools now offer all-girl and all-boy classrooms.