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Spring 2016 / Vol. 16, No. 2

FEATURES

Connecting to Practice

How we can put education research to work


How Family Background Influences Student Achievement

Can schools narrow the gap?


The Immensity of The Coleman Data Project

Gaining clarity on the report’s flaws will improve future research


Schools of Choice

Expanding opportunity for urban minority students


In Schools, Teacher Quality Matters Most

Today’s research reinforces Coleman’s findings


Desegregation Since the Coleman Report

Racial composition of schools and student learning


Game Plan for Learning

Building on Coleman’s early theories, new academic competitions motivate students to achieve


What Matters for Student Achievement

Updating Coleman on the influence of families and schools


The Life and Times of James S. Coleman

Hero and villain of school policy research



RESEARCH


FORUM


CHECK THE FACTS


BOOK REVIEWS

High-Achieving Countries Leave America Behind

A review of “Failing Our Brightest Kids” by Chester E. Finn Jr. and 
Brandon L. Wright


In Newark, a Gift Wasted?

A review of “The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?” by Dale Russakoff



BRIEFS

Teacher, Mentor, Colleague

James Coleman generously shared his knowledge and expertise


James S. Coleman: Education’s North Star

For half a century, Coleman’s work has altered the shape of education research, school politics, and school policy.


Uncommon Confusion

Washington Supreme Court strikes down charter schools


The Ideal Blended-Learning Combination

Is one-third computer time about right?


Sponsored Results
Sponsors

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform

Sponsors