Bachelor’s degree completion gaps make it much harder to achieve a teaching force whose diversity mirrors that of the student population.
State plans mostly ignored research on what works and what does not to achieve particular outcomes.
A review of studies that measure the causal impact of online courses.
Plans for federal tax cuts and reforms need to be fleshed out in ways that provide greater benefits for children in families most in need.
Policymakers use the Pell Grant program to measure the share of low-income students enrolled at specific universities, but the reliability of this measure is rarely scrutinized.
States have been very active in passing laws about CTE. They now need to step up and support research that can help ensure these new initiatives are successful.
The overlap in the population between those applying to college and those with a criminal record is bigger than many realize,
Research shows that racial and ethnic minority students are less likely to be identified for special education than white students when you take other student characteristics into account.
Many students start the academic year with achievement levels lower than where they were at the beginning of summer break.
Step into any college lecture and you’ll find a sea of students with laptops and tablets open, typing as the professor speaks.
President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.
Roughly 14 percent of students nationwide miss at least 18 days of school.
Some Schools Much Better Than Others at Closing Achievement Gaps Between Their Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students
Policymakers should pay much closer attention to the practices of individual schools rather than concentrating exclusively on policies and interventions typically enacted at the district level.
Four recent rigorous studies—in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Indiana, and Ohio—used different research designs and reached the same result.
Pooling data across years and grades may provide an opportunity to include students in accountability systems in cases where subgroup size is otherwise too small.
The Trump administration seeks to cut funding for the Federal Work-Study program by nearly 50 percent, from $990 million to $500 million, and to reform the program.
The fact that overall funding progressivity remains low despite two decades of reforms suggests a troubling lack of progress on equitable funding of public schools.
Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.
The Disinvestment Hypothesis: Don’t Blame State Budget Cuts for Rising Tuition at Public Universities
Surprisingly, researchers and the media have demanded very little evidence before concluding that state funding cuts are causing tuition to rise.
Changing school start times could boost learning at a very low cost.
There are few studies going on about effective approaches for helping students graduate.
If greater attention is not paid to supporting teachers to implement new standards and reduce coverage of deemphasized content, the standards may not have much effect.
Let’s avoid big and irrevocable bets on conclusions and recommendations that are far out in front of what a careful reading of the underlying evidence can support.
The English experience suggests that making college free is hardly the only way to increase quantity, quality, and equity in higher education.