Expanding College Opportunities

Intervention yields strong returns for low-income high-achievers

The School Inspector Calls

Low ratings drive improvements for schools in England

The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment

African Americans benefited the most

Online Learning in Higher Education

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

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

School Leaders Matter

Measuring the impact of effective principals

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

A Double Dose of Algebra

Intensive math instruction has long-term benefits

Can Teacher Evaluation Improve Teaching?

Evidence of systematic growth in the effectiveness of midcareer teachers

Great Teaching

Measuring its effects on students’ future earnings

Do Schools Begin Too Early?

The effect of start times on student achievement

The Middle School Plunge

Achievement tumbles when young students change schools

Does School Choice Reduce Crime?

Evidence from North Carolina

Poor Results for High Achievers

New evidence on the impact of gifted and talented programs

Principled Principals

New evidence from Chicago shows they fire the least effective teachers

Managing the Teacher Workforce

The consequences of “last in, first out” personnel policies

Sage on the Stage

Is lecturing really all that bad?

Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

Can classroom observations identify practices that raise achievement?

Merit Pay International

Countries with performance pay for teachers score higher on PISA tests

Does Whole-School Performance Pay Improve Student Learning?

Evidence from the New York City schools

By Sarena Goodman and Lesley Turner    Journal, On Top of the News, Research, School Spending  

Does Competition Improve Public Schools?

New evidence from the Florida tax-credit scholarship program

By Cassandra M.D. Hart and    Journal, Research, State and Federal  

Stuck in the Middle

How and why middle schools harm student achievement

By Jonah E. Rockoff and Benjamin B. Lockwood    Inside Schools, Journal, On Top of the News, Research  

Grading Schools

Can citizens tell a good school when they see one?

Evaluating NCLB

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

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

What Happened When Kindergarten Went Universal?

Benefits were small and only reached white children

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