EdStat: The Differences between Teacher-Preparation Programs are Negligible When It Comes to Teacher Quality, Amounting to No More Than 3 Percent of the Average Test-Score Gap between Students from Low-Income Families and their More Affluent Peers

If policymakers want to hold preparation programs accountable for the quality of their graduates, there may be better ways to do it.

EdStat: 53 Percent of the Higher-Education Spending Decline is Explained by Public-Welfare Spending

Doug Webber looks at state spending decisions to determine the relationship between higher-education funding declines and increases in other categories.

An Elite Grad-School Degree Goes Online

Can Georgia Tech’s virtual master’s increase access to education?

Charters and the Common Good

The spillover effects of charter schools in New York City

The Schoolhouse Network

How school buildings affect teacher collaboration

(Re)Searching for a School

How Choice Drives Parents to Become More Informed

The Power of Teacher Expectations

How racial bias hinders student attainment

Should Professors Ban Laptops?

How classroom computer use affects student learning

A Lasting Impact

High-stakes teacher evaluations drive student success in Washington, D.C

Measuring Up

Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education

Boosting Hispanic College Completion

Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?

Reforming Remediation

College students mainstreamed into statistics are more likely to succeed

Teacher Race and School Discipline

Are students suspended less often when they have a teacher of the same race?

Raising More Than Test Scores

Does attending a “no excuses” charter high school help students succeed in college?

School Closures In New York City

Did students do better after their high schools were closed?

Testing College Readiness

Massachusetts compares the validity of two standardized tests

A Bad Bargain

How teacher collective bargaining affects students’ employment and earnings later in life

When Does Accountability Work?

Texas system had mixed effects on college graduation rates and future earnings

Many Options in New Orleans Choice System

School characteristics vary widely

Results of President Obama’s Race to the Top

Win or lose, states enacted education reforms

Boosting Educational Attainment and Adult Earnings

Does school spending matter after all?

In Defense of Snow Days

Students who stay home when school is in session are a much larger problem

Does Better Observation Make Better Teachers?

New evidence from a 
teacher evaluation pilot in Chicago

Getting 
Classroom 
Observations 
Right

Lessons on how from four pioneering districts

Learning from Live Theater

Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more

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