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Frontline Education Releases Research Brief Exploring K-12 Educators’ Perspectives on AI Adoption and Pathways Forward

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Leveraging insights from The Frontline Research and Learning Institute’s annual survey of district leaders: The K-12 Lens

[Malvern, PA] (June 25, 2024) –  Frontline Education, a leading provider of administration software purpose-built for educators in K-12, today announced the release of its latest research brief Insights into K-12 AI Adoption: Educator Perspectives and Pathways Forward. Developed by the Frontline Research & Learning Institute (Institute), this comprehensive study explores educators’ perspectives on the current state of adoption and future potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in K-12 schools.

The report highlights the current state of AI integration in schools, focusing on insights from Frontline’s K12 Lens annual survey. It delves into factors influencing AI adoption and emphasizes understanding educators’ perspectives. Data from a recent Rand report reveals that 18% of teachers used AI during the 2023-24 academic year. While low adoption rates are often attributed to factors like training and external obstacles, Frontline’s report underscores the significance of educators’ viewpoints in shaping AI integration in K-12 education.

“At Frontline, we are dedicated to equipping school leaders with data and insights for informed decision-making,” said Mark Friedman, Chief Marketing Officer of Frontline Education. “Our latest research brief examines the attitudes of district leaders and K-12 educators toward GenAI integration in schools. We are committed to helping K-12 leaders understand the strategic opportunities AI brings in this new era of education.”

The Institute’s research brief showcases the following key findings:

  • 41% of administrators and 21% of teachers support AI in K-12 settings
  • 38% of administrators and about 50% of teachers are neutral to AI in K-12 settings
  • 21% of administrators and 34% of teachers oppose AI in K-12 settings
  • 9 unique administrator stances toward K-12 AI adoption indicate that “support,” “oppose” and “neutral” encompass varying nuances

Educational leaders and administrators are encouraged to explore this valuable resource, which provides a clearer picture of educators’ attitudes toward AI. Frontline is committed to further educating the K-12 market on AI and will be launching a summer blog series focused on AI scenarios tailored to specific roles within the K-12 ecosystem, aimed at improving operations and reducing administrative burdens. This ongoing effort will equip district leaders with unique insights and resources to better understand and leverage AI for enhancing teaching, learning and driving positive outcomes.

To read the full research brief, visit here.

About Frontline Education
Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software, connecting solutions for student and special programs, business operations and human capital management with powerful analytics to empower educators. Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights that support greater efficiency and productivity, enabling school leaders to spend more time and resources executing strategies that drive educator effectiveness, student success and district excellence.

Frontline’s broad portfolio includes solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time management, professional growth, student information systems, special education, special programs, Medicaid reimbursement, school health management, inventory control and asset management, payroll benefits and financial management, and analytics solutions that help district leaders tap into their data to make more informed decisions for the benefit of their students and communities. Over 10,000 clients representing millions of educators, administrators and support personnel have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners.