Saturday, January 11, 2020

THIS WEEK Education Research Report

Education Research Report

Education Research Report

Do Housing Vouchers Improve Academic Performance? Evidence from New York City

The Housing Choice Voucher program is currently the largest federally funded housing assistance program. Although the program aims to provide housing assistance, it also could affect children's educational outcomes by stabilizing their families, enabling them to move to better homes, neighborhoods, and schools, and increasing their disposable incomes. Using data from New York City, the nation's l

Racial segregation is a long-standing issue in New York City’s schools, highlighted recently by advocates, academics, politicians, and most importantly by students themselves .To begin to address the issue, CCC recently published an analysis of diversity in C schools, and it revealed some important facts. Only 28% of schools in the city are diverse, and two-thirds of Black and Latinx students att
Screen-based media use and language and literacy skills in preschoolers

Even very young children now commonly spend substantial time with screens (phones, tablets, TVs, etc.) and screen time including the use of digital media devices is increasing. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended limits on screen time based on concerns regarding its cognitive-behavioral risks. However, relatively little evidence is available on the effects of screen time on t
U.S. students performed slightly better in reading compared to the previous PISA

The release of the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) showed that administration in 2015, but that U.S. reading performance is flat compared to the first PISA administration in 2000. At first glance, this seems to show the U.S. holding steady in reading performance over the long term, but a closer look at student scores reveals that we've done it by widen

JAN 09

Dual Enrollment Access

Because dual enrollment programs offer advanced learning opportunities to high schoolers and can lower the cost of college for students and families, state policymakers have been looking at ways to expand access to these programs. Nearly half of the legislation related to dual enrollment last year addressed access specifically — including cost, barriers to participation, eligibility requirements

JAN 08

Media literacy education

Non-profit advocacy organization Media Literacy Now (MLN) has released the findings of the U.S. Media Literacy Policy Report 2020 , the first state-by-state status report for media literacy education laws in K-12 schools. policy has become an urgent priority in the backdrop of research showing that U.S. students are not learning the basic skills needed to discern the quality of information they
The impact of a state-level ban on the use of out-of-school suspensions for truancy

Chronic absenteeism and truancy have been linked to a variety of undesirable outcomes for students including increased risk of dropout, lower test scores, lower educational and social engagement, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse. One controversial response to truancy is the use of exclusionary discipline, such as out-of-school suspensions (OSS). Out of concern that such a practice is cou

JAN 06

A new method for boosting the learning of mathematics

How can mathematics learning in primary school be facilitated? A recent study conducted by the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, had shown that our everyday knowledge strongly influences our ability to solve problems, 
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