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In most U.S. cities, neighborhoods have grown more integrated. Their schools haven’t.
From 1990 to 2015, 72 percent of U.S. cities saw their neighborhoods grow less racially segregated. Sixty-two percent saw their schools grow more segregated.
November 1, 2018
Teacher residencies have many admirers but still train few teachers. California may be about to change that.
California recently earmarked $75 million to create new residencies and expand existing ones — enough to jumpstart programs that face unique funding challenges.
the school improvement industry
October 29, 2018
Private groups have long tried to help turn around struggling schools. But it’s not clear if they’re doing any good.
There's little evidence on whether that school improvement industry, paid for by taxpayers, is actually boosting student learning, according to a new study.
October 25, 2018
More work, worse relationships, and better feedback: How teacher evaluation has changed the job of the principal
Teacher evaluation overhauls were supposed to reshape teaching. New research suggests they may have had an even greater impact on what it means to be a school principal.
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.
working toward proficiency
October 18, 2018
Maine went all in on ‘proficiency-based learning’ — then rolled it back. What does that mean for the rest of the country?
The latest developments suggest that Maine may become a cautionary tale rather than the successful proof point advocates had hoped for.
October 11, 2018
Holding middle-schoolers back causes dropout rates to spike, new research finds
To hold back or not to hold back? For many policymakers, the answer was clear: it was time to stop allowing struggling students to keep moving through school.
September 28, 2018
What happens when you pay students to get ready for college? One state is about to find out, with help from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
CZI is helping Rhode Island try out the strategy, aimed at high-scoring students from low-income families in the state.
a chalkbeat cheat sheet
September 26, 2018
Here’s a list of studies showing that kids in poverty do better in school when their families have more money
We compiled a list of studies of anti-poverty programs and the effects on children and families. We’re providing that here as a reference
income and outcomes
September 26, 2018
Want to boost test scores and increase grad rates? One strategy: look outside schools and help low-income families
Chalkbeat identified more than 20 studies published in the past decade that examine how increasing family income or benefits like food stamps and health insurance affect children’s outcomes in school in the U.S.
September 25, 2018
A new report argues that students are suffering through bad teaching and simplistic classwork. Is that true?
America’s public schools are full of students who aren’t being challenged, a new study says. But It’s not clear its methods can support such strong conclusions.
Free for All
September 18, 2018
A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests
Allowing an entire school to eat for free can reduce the number of students who get suspended multiple times, according to a new study.
on the money
September 5, 2018
The salary slide: as other professionals see growth, teachers’ pay stagnates, new report finds
Teachers now earn about 20 percent less than other college-educated workers, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute, a union-backed think tank.
August 23, 2018
Suspensions really do hurt students academically, new studies confirm, but maybe less than previously thought
New research provides some of the strongest evidence yet that suspensions do in fact harm students’ academic performance.
the portfolio push
August 21, 2018
40 cities in 10 years: Leaked presentation offers more details on new group’s goals to spread charter (and charter-like) schools
The City Fund wants to reach 5 percent of low-income students in the U.S. within five years, according to a presentation obtained by Chalkbeat.
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