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Oakland high schools offered an extra class to support black boys. A new study shows it substantially cut their dropout rate.
The research is good news for efforts to offer culturally relevant teaching and targeted support for students of color.
Choice and consequences
October 2, 2019
Do charter schools ‘lift all boats’? Here’s what the latest research tells us
Two recent studies offer evidence that charter schools lead to net gains in student test scores, at least for some students.
private school segregation
September 30, 2019
Worried about school segregation? Don’t forget private schools
While 11% of students attend private schools, those schools account for 15% of racial segregation, according to a new study.
September 27, 2019
As Colorado invests more in preschool, a gold-standard study shows benefits of full-day classes
A new study show literacy gains and other benefits for full-day preschoolers — timely findings given the surge of preschool investment in Colorado.
from KIPP to college
Updated September 26, 2019
KIPP charter schools are getting more students to college — but it’s not clear yet whether more are getting diplomas
Students who attended a KIPP middle school a decade ago were 13 percentage points more likely to enroll in college as a result, according to a new study.
September 17, 2019
Can virtual advising shift where students go to college? Yes, but only a bit.
According to one study, students with access to CollegePoint were nearly 3 percentage points more likely to enroll in a college with a graduation rate over 70%.
September 10, 2019
The College Board says it’s tried to reduce inequity in college admissions. A new book argues it hasn’t
The book catalogs instances where the College Board spun, obscured, or downplayed unfavorable research findings.
return on investment
August 13, 2019
4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students
The latest research offers one solution for policymakers, advocates, and philanthropists who have been vexed by flat national test scores.
August 8, 2019
A new study questions whether Head Start still produces long-run gains seen in past research
“We’re using methods that have been accepted for a long time ... and now we’ve got a bunch of negative results,” said Dylan Lukes, a Harvard graduate student.
July 24, 2019
Do charters further segregate America’s schools? Yes, new study says, but most blame lies elsewhere
The expansion of charters has in fact made segregation worse within school districts — but the impact is quite small.
July 23, 2019
When school turnarounds backfire: North Carolina’s effort offers a cautionary tale
The program caused test scores to fall modestly and teacher turnover to rise sharply at those schools, according to new research.
July 9, 2019
Can ‘growth’ data push parents to more integrated schools? A new study says maybe
New research suggests that providing parents with a different menu of information could nudge them to choose schools or districts they otherwise might not.
June 20, 2019
Children who go to preschool are better prepared for kindergarten. But is that enough?
Should Indiana worry about research on long-term results to justify an expansion, or should it stay focused on getting children ready for kindergarten?
June 19, 2019
New research shows how teachers are key to boosting student attendance
Certain teachers are much better than others at getting middle and high schoolers to come to class.
June 11, 2019
Critics of charter schools say they’re hurting school districts. Are they right?
Charter schools really do divert money from school districts. Those districts can make up for that by cutting costs over time. But the process of doing is often fraught.
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