Does Better Observation Make Better Teachers?

New evidence from a 
teacher evaluation pilot in Chicago

New evidence from a 
teacher evaluation pilot in Chicago

Getting 
Classroom 
Observations 
Right

Lessons on how from four pioneering districts

Lessons on how from four pioneering districts

Learning from Live Theater

Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more

Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more

What Effective Schools Do

Stretching the cognitive limits on achievement

Stretching the cognitive limits on achievement

Does Student Attrition Explain KIPP’s Success?

Evidence on which students leave KIPP middle schools and who replaces them

Evidence on which students leave KIPP middle schools and who replaces them

Early Retirement Payoff

Incentive programs for veteran teachers may boost student achievement

Incentive programs for veteran teachers may boost student achievement

The Texas Ten Percent Plan’s Impact on College Enrollment

Students go to public universities instead of private ones

Students go to public universities instead of private ones

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship

College funds boost grades of African American students

College funds boost grades of African American students

Choosing the Right Growth Measure

Methods should compare similar schools and teachers

Methods should compare similar schools and teachers

The Educational Value of Field Trips

Taking students to an art museum improves critical thinking skills, and more

Taking students to an art museum improves critical thinking skills, and more

Graduations on the Rise

The 2000s saw boost in U.S. students completing high school

The 2000s saw boost in U.S. students completing high school

Expanding College Opportunities

Intervention yields strong returns for low-income high-achievers

Intervention yields strong returns for low-income high-achievers

The School Inspector Calls

Low ratings drive improvements for schools in England

Low ratings drive improvements for schools in England

The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment

African Americans benefited the most

African Americans benefited the most

Online Learning in Higher Education

Randomized trial compares hybrid learning to traditional course

Study finds that students enrolled in a large “hybrid” course learned as much as students in a traditional course, at substantial cost savings

The Rising Cost of Teachers’ Health Care

Private-sector employers pay much less

Insurance costs for teachers are 26 percent higher than they are for private-sector professionals

School Leaders Matter

Measuring the impact of effective principals

Measuring the impact of effective principals

By Gregory F. Branch, Eric A. Hanushek, and Steven G. Rivkin    Homepage, Research  

A Double Dose of Algebra

Intensive math instruction has long-term benefits

Intensive math instruction has long-term benefits

Can Teacher Evaluation Improve Teaching?

Evidence of systematic growth in the effectiveness of midcareer teachers

Evidence of systematic growth in the effectiveness of midcareer teachers

Great Teaching

Measuring its effects on students' future earnings

Measuring its effects on students’ future earnings

Do Schools Begin Too Early?

The effect of start times on student achievement

The effect of start times on student achievement

The Middle School Plunge

Achievement tumbles when young students change schools

Achievement tumbles when young students change schools

Does School Choice Reduce Crime?

Evidence from North Carolina

Evidence from North Carolina

Poor Results for High Achievers

New evidence on the impact of gifted and talented programs

New evidence on the impact of gifted and talented programs

Principled Principals

New evidence from Chicago shows they fire the least effective teachers

New evidence from Chicago shows they fire the least effective teachers

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