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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.
churning not learning
October 23, 2018
New research shows just how much losing a teacher midyear hurts students
The ill effects of teacher turnover identified in previous research may be driven largely by midyear departures, which might be more common than previously thought.
tar heel trivia
August 20, 2018
New education research? A good chance it’s from North Carolina.
A disproportionate amount of what we know about how certain education policies work comes out of the Tar Heel State. Here's why that matters.
July 25, 2018
Black teachers leave schools at higher rates — but why?
National data shows the problem isn’t just recruiting teachers of color, but retaining them as well.
Choice and consequences
Updated January 10, 2018
The cost of charter growth: New research estimates the price tag for districts
As charter schools have expanded, critics have offered a similar complaint: they they drain money from public school districts. A new study puts a price tag on this.
September 14, 2017
Efforts to ‘raise the bar’ for becoming a teacher are running headlong into efforts to diversify the profession. Now what?
Education advocates want to have it both ways: they want more teachers of color and to “raise the bar” for the profession with measures that screen out certain groups.
August 7, 2017
Even with a voucher, families find themselves facing extra fees for private school
A new study finds that families who use a private-school voucher are happy with their choice — but also points to an obstacle that keeps some families from using a voucher at all.
democrats for school integration
July 20, 2017
Want to reduce racial segregation? Elect a Democrat to school board, study says
A found that electing Democratic school board members leads to less-segregated schools.
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