Executive Summary

In early 2022, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, a free, user-friendly, conversational AI. Since then, K-12 leaders have had to navigate a dynamic digital landscape characterized by rapid software releases, impacting teaching and learning. These new technologies have ignited a debate about their place in the K-12 setting. Educators’ voices are not yet fully represented in this conversation, raising questions about their views.

Adhering to its longstanding commitment to enhance teaching and learning outcomes by supporting districts with human-centered tech solutions, Frontline Education’s Research and Learning Institute (The Institute) presents key findings from its inaugural K-12 Lens survey. The goal is to bring educators’ voices to the forefront of the AI conversation. The data includes educators’ AI perceptions and plans for integrating AI into the K-12 setting.

Leveraging this and other data, this white paper aims to answer the following questions:

  • How do K-12 teachers and leaders feel about integrating AI in the school setting?
  • In what ways are K-12 leaders currently using AI?
  • Which K-12 domains do district leaders envision potentially benefiting from AI?

This report draws insights from more than 700 K-12 district leaders. It shares proportions of respondents who support, oppose, and are neutral to AI in the K-12 setting. An analysis of more than 300 open responses reveals that nuance exists within those three broad categories.

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