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Teachers’ salaries: Too many b...

Jul 24, 2017 by

Jishnu Das – Despite an influential view that countries should increase teachers’ wages sufficiently to be able to attract top...

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Some schools much better than ...

Jul 21, 2017 by

David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik – Executive summary Recent research demonstrates that the test score gap between...

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Multi-racial adolescents show ...

Jul 18, 2017 by

Jonathan Rothwell – The stark, stubborn race gaps in educational achievement undermine the American promise of equal...

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Beyond scraped knees: The impl...

Jul 17, 2017 by

Michael Hansen – Last month, in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, a case about playground resurfacing for a church preschool,...

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Which public universities cont...

Jul 12, 2017 by

Dimitrios Halikias and Richard V. Reeves – Why are taxpayers asked to subsidize postsecondary education? After all, college...

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The ‘word gap’ and one city’s ...

Jul 11, 2017 by

Elizabeth Mann – Two decades ago, researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley revealed a particularly stark difference in the...

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The state of the nation’s soci...

Jul 5, 2017 by

Michael Hansen and Diana Quintero – During this Independence Day week, we thought we’d take a few minutes to recognize those...

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Personalized learning and equi...

Jun 24, 2017 by

Saro Mohammed, Ph.D. – Despite our best efforts, educational inequity persists across the country. This inequity currently...

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Promises and pitfalls of onlin...

Jun 12, 2017 by

Executive Summary Online courses have expanded rapidly and have the potential to extend further the educational opportunities of many...

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Knowledge is power when it com...

May 23, 2017 by

Richard V. Reeves and Nathan Joo – Is college worth it? That’s a question that haunts not only many of the young adults...

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What we don’t know about high ...

May 22, 2017 by

Mark Dynarski – Imagine your doctor tells you that you have an unhealthy condition. You ask what you can do about it. He...

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Lessons from the end of free c...

May 2, 2017 by

Executive Summary Earlier this month, New York became the first U.S. state to offer all but its wealthiest residents free tuition not...

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The importance of high quality...

Apr 24, 2017 by

Nora Gordon and Elizabeth Setren – Last month’s Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District sets a...

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The gap within the gap

Apr 15, 2017 by

Susan M. Dynarski and Katherine Michelmore – Researchers and policymakers devote considerable effort to understanding gaps in...

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Skills for a changing world: N...

Apr 8, 2017 by

In the Skills for a Changing World project, we are exploring the new demands placed on education in the 21st century and how...

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WATCH: Pathways for scaling up...

Apr 3, 2017 by

The recent study, Millions Learning: Scaling up quality education in developing countries, tells the story of where and how quality...

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Convenience plus a conscience:...

Mar 28, 2017 by

Richard V. Reeves and Edward Rodrigue – The controversial appointment of Betsy DeVos, an advocate for expanding school...

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The evolution of the charter s...

Mar 23, 2017 by

Brian A. Jacob – The first charter school opened 25 years ago. Since then, the charter sector has grown quickly: there are now...

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The insidiousness of unconscio...

Mar 21, 2017 by

Seth Gershenson and Thomas S. Dee – Humans frequently make automatic decisions at a subconscious level. The human brain’s...

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How teachers use mobile phones...

Mar 15, 2017 by

In a simulation presented by Doctors Without Borders, participants had to choose the few items they would take with them if forced to...

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