Understanding the Digital Transition: Key Strategy Intelligence for 2019
According to the landmark Digital Transition Strategy Survey completed in late 2018, significant pain points exist in a majority of U.S. schools. New data shows leading innovator schools and districts are already entrenched in high level organizational change, which is a clear indicator for the future of technology in American education. Hardware and major systems spending are down, while investment in digital curriculum is rising.
One of the most compelling trends presented in this sneak preview is the fact that 22 percent of American students, 12.9 Million learners, have opted out of traditional public schooling. The fastest growing segment of learners is not charter or private schools, but the groups classified as unschoolers or homeschoolers. It is a hidden statistic because many state, district and county level officials count unschool or homeschool learners as part of their district numbers. Some districts have as much as 30 percent attrition, with rural schools outpacing urban schools in this trend. This coincides with new data that shows schools and districts spending $10.5 Billion on digital curriculum in 2018, a 3 percent growth rate, while straight-to-consumer spending on digital curriculum was $18 Billion in the same period, a 20 percent rise.
In this Briefing, you’ll learn exactly where districts are spending, how policy is affecting growth, and what comes next. Watch this exclusive sneak preview for key data and analysis on the important indicators you’ll need to participate fully in the digital transition.