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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.
team of rivals
April 30, 2015
Seven ed research heavyweights to head to Albany to help direct evaluation overhaul
Harvard economist Thomas Kane is one of seven experts who accepted an invitation to weigh in on the debate, according to a department memo.
March 16, 2015
For principals, value-added takes back seat in decisions about teachers, study says
Even as policymakers are putting more emphasis on test score growth, a new study suggests it's becoming less important to principals.
September 11, 2014
U.S. Sec. of Education pushes for Haslam to apply for pre-K money
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Tuesday that Gov. Bill Haslam should apply for federal money available for prekindergarten expansion, the Chattanooga Times…
September 4, 2014
Tennessee’s largest districts expand focus on pre-K despite Haslam’s hesitancy
Both of Tennessee's largest school districts, in Nashville and Memphis, are pushing not only to expand pre-K, but to make it more effective by increasing standards in Memphis and creating model centers in Nashville.
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