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June 20, 2019
Children who go to preschool are better prepared for kindergarten. But is that enough?
Should Indiana worry about research on long-term results to justify an expansion, or should it stay focused on getting children ready for kindergarten?
June 19, 2019
New research shows how teachers are key to boosting student attendance
Certain teachers are much better than others at getting middle and high schoolers to come to class.
June 11, 2019
Critics of charter schools say they’re hurting school districts. Are they right?
Charter schools really do divert money from school districts. Those districts can make up for that by cutting costs over time. But the process of doing is often fraught.
nudge to nowhere
May 31, 2019
The College Board tried a simple, cheap, research-backed way to push low-income kids into better colleges. It didn’t work.
“Our interventions led to no change in the likelihood or sector of college enrollment,” the new paper, largely written by in-house researchers at the College Board, says.
Updated May 21, 2019
This school district outsourced many of its high school courses to an online program. But it’s not clear students are learning.
New research finds the approach does help students graduate — but raises big questions about whether it actually helps them learn.
May 15, 2019
D.C. voucher students don’t see test score gains, but are less likely to be frequently absent, latest research shows
The results are a mixed bag, but offer good news compared to earlier studies of D.C.’s program.
May 14, 2019
Preschool has enduring benefits for disadvantaged children — and their children, new research finds
It’s not just at-risk children who reap long-term educational and earnings benefits from high-quality preschool. It’s also their siblings and their eventual offspring.
April 17, 2019
Can pre-K help students, even if they don’t attend?
“Having students come into the classroom better prepared, that in and of itself is going to help all students,” said researcher Breyon Williams.
charters and college
April 2, 2019
Federal study finds charter middle schools didn’t help students earn college degrees
The results are a disappointing data point for charter advocates who hoped the publicly funded, privately run schools would improve students’ college prospects.
inequity in the classroom
March 20, 2019
New teachers often get the students who are furthest behind — and that’s a problem for both
Being a new teacher is notoriously difficult — and schools often make it even tougher.
Bullying in schools
January 9, 2019
New research finds link between districts that voted Trump and racist bullying post-election
The study offers some hard evidence that the post-election months were a more fraught time in many schools.
tar heel trivia
August 20, 2018
New education research? A good chance it’s from North Carolina.
A disproportionate amount of what we know about how certain education policies work comes out of the Tar Heel State. Here's why that matters.
cause and effect
July 10, 2018
Do suspensions lead to higher dropout rates and other academic problems? In New York City, the answer could be yes
The study's findings add new evidence to a heated debate playing out in New York and across the country.
June 1, 2018
What the F? Here are the surprising ways failing grades helped New York City schools
The results provide new evidence that the now defunct A–F grading scale sparked improvements at underperforming schools.
November 22, 2016
Polls convinced me Hillary Clinton wouldn’t lose. As an education researcher, the result was a wake-up call
We must talk to humans, really talk to them, to get an accurate understanding of situations — from school segregation to voting patterns.
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