For years, research on the relationship between spending and student learning was inconclusive. But now, a first-of-its-kind research study from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that money does matter. Read more about their recent findings across 26 states and the rest of this week’s top headlines for K-12 and higher education.
It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education
In a new report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, there were some surprising results when analyzing the relationship between a school’s funding and the educational results of their students. Read more

School Vouchers 101: The Potential Challenges for K-12 Educators
How do they really work? President-elect Donald Trump has mentioned moving toward a voucher system – find out what the research says about the success of vouchers. Read more

NSTA Picks Best STEM Books for K-12 Students
The National Science Teachers Association and Children’s Book Council have created their inaugural list of the best STEM books for K-12, which cover several important topics including global warming, genetic engineering, women in STEM, and famous inventors. Read more

Report: Tech-Savvy K-12 Teachers Will Survive the Age of Automation
According to new research from the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, machines are unlikely to replace teachers anytime soon. Instead of viewing technological progress as a threat, teachers should embrace AI innovations to help automate basic teaching tasks. Read more

VR Technology Will Shape the Way We Experience Content in the Future
By 2020, the global ed tech market will reach $252 billion, and virtual-reality technology is expected to capture a big piece of it. While VR is often talked about as a gaming technology, it is an emerging platform that will change how students learn over the next five years. Read more

The Success in Education and Business of Indians in the United States
Just over 75 percent of Indian-born Americans have a college degree, and 42 percent have a graduate or professional degree. These numbers far exceed those for people born in the U.S. A new book explains why. Read more