Stuck in the Middle

How and why middle schools harm student achievement

How and why middle schools harm student achievement

By Jonah E. Rockoff and Benjamin B. Lockwood    Homepage, Inside Schools, Journal, Research  

Grading Schools

Can citizens tell a good school when they see one?

Can citizens tell a good school when they see one?

By Michael Henderson,   and   Homepage, Journal, Public Opinion, Research  

Evaluating NCLB

Accountability has produced substantial gains in math skills but not in reading

Accountability has produced substantial gains in math skills but not in reading

School-Finance Reform in Red and Blue

Where the money goes depends on who’s running the state

Where the money goes depends on who’s running the state

By Christopher Berry and Charles Wysong    Courts and Law, Homepage, Journal, Research  

What Happened When Kindergarten Went Universal?

Benefits were small and only reached white children

Benefits were small and only reached white children

By Elizabeth U. Cascio    Homepage, Research, State and Federal  

The Unknown World of Charter High Schools

New evidence suggests they are boosting high school graduation and college attendance rates

New evidence suggests they are boosting high school graduation and college attendance rates

By Kevin Booker, Tim R. Sass, Brian Gill and Ron Zimmer    Charter Schools and Vouchers, Homepage, Research  

Time for School?

When the snow falls, test scores also drop

When the snow falls, test scores also drop

Can Tracking Improve Learning?

Evidence from Kenya

Evidence from Kenya

By Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas and Michael Kremer    Curriculum, Features, Research, Teachers and Teaching  

Lost Opportunities

Lawmakers threaten D.C. scholarships despite evidence of benefits

Lawmakers threaten D.C. scholarships despite evidence of benefits

Teacher Retirement Benefits

Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever.

Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever.

Return of the Thought Police?

The history of teacher attitude adjustment

The history of teacher attitude adjustment

By Laurie Moses Hines    Curriculum, On Top of the News, Research  

Dollars and Sense

What a Tennessee experiment tells us about merit pay

What a Tennessee experiment tells us about merit pay

By THOMAS S. DEE and BENJAMIN J. KEYS    Research  

Golden Handcuffs

Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

In Low-Income Schools, Parents Want Teachers Who Teach

In affluent schools, other things matter

In affluent schools, other things matter

New York City Charter Schools

Who attends them and how well are they teaching their students?

Who attends them and how well are they teaching their students?

By Caroline M. Hoxby and Sonali Murarka    Charter Schools and Vouchers, On Top of the News, Research  

Accountability Lost

Student learning is seldom a factor in school board elections

Student learning is seldom a factor in school board elections

By Christopher R. Berry and    On Top of the News, Public Opinion, Research  

Getting Ahead by Staying Behind

An evaluation of Florida's program to end social promotion

An evaluation of Florida’s program to end social promotion

By Marcus A. Winters and    On Top of the News, Research  

Law and Disorder in the Classroom

Emphasis on student rights continues in classrooms even when the Court begins to think otherwise

Emphasis on student rights continues in classrooms even when the Court begins to think otherwise

Domino Effect

Domestic violence harms everyone's kids

Domestic violence harms everyone’s kids

By Scott E. Carrell and Mark L. Hoekstra    On Top of the News, Research, School Life  

For-Profit and Nonprofit Management in Philadelphia Schools

What kind of management does better than the district-run schools?

What kind of management does better than the district-run schools?

School Choice International

Higher private school share boosts national test scores

Higher private school share boosts national test scores

Scaling Up in Chile

Larger networks of schools produce higher student achievement

Larger networks of schools produce higher student achievement

By Gregory Elacqua, Dante Contreras and Felipe Salazar    International, Research  

Education and Economic Growth

It's not just going to school, but learning something while there that matters

It’s not just going to school, but learning something while there that matters

Charter Politics

Why some places have more students in charter schools and others have fewer

Why some places have more students in charter schools and others have fewer

By Christiana Stoddard and Sean P. Corcoran    Charter Schools and Vouchers, Features, Government and Politics, Research, School Spending  

Accountability Incentives

Do schools practice educational triage?

Do schools practice educational triage?

By Matthew G. Springer    Research  
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