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Talent is key to school turnarounds

New research has demonstrated that the key to implementing successful reform in low-performing schools is hiring and retaining effective principals and teachers. These findings, reported in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), also note that teacher turnover as well as student mobility and chronic absenteeism undermine potentially positive effects from these reforms. The study, led
A elective use of data presents a misleading picture of the school funding landscape

A new report from the Heritage Foundation argues that public education special interest groups, particularly teachers’ unions, are detrimentally promoting excessive federal relief for education. Such spending, the report suggests, will come at the immediate expense of priorities like national defense. Professor Jack Schneider of the University of Massachusetts Lowell reviewed Financial Crisis Loo

MAY 04

Higher teacher pay = positive returns to compulsory schooling

Estimating the returns to education remains an active area of research amongst applied economists. Most studies that estimate the causal return to education exploit changes in schooling and/or labor laws to generate exogenous differences in education. An implicit assumption is that more time in school may translate into greater earnings potential. None of these studies, however, explicitly consid
Higher minimum wage = more jobs requiring HS diploma

This study explores whether minimum wage increases result in substitution from lower-skilled to slightly higher-skilled labor. Using 2011-2016 American Community Survey data (ACS), t his study shows that workers employed in low-wage occupations are older and more likely to have a high school diploma following recent statutory minimum wage increases, with substantial adjustments to requirements bo

MAY 01

NAEP scores: Pre-Common Core improvement replaced by declines after Common Core was implemented

U.S. reading and math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other assessments have seen historic declines since most states implemented national Common Core English and math curriculum standards six years ago, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute. While Common Core was promoted as improving the international competitiveness of U.S. students in mat
Survey: School engagement is surprisingly high, despite concerns about the future

School-age children in nearly 90% of households are engaged in educational activities provided by their school. Almost 80% of households are satisfied with school communication. Most parents give a high grade to their child’s online education, but some are concerned their kids won’t be well prepared for the next school year. These findings come from a national tracking survey measuring the impact
A brief social-belonging intervention in college improves adult outcomes for black Americans

A one-hour exercise designed to increase feelings of social belonging administered during the first year of college appears to significantly improve the lives and careers of black students up to eleven years later, psychologists report. The authors say their findings suggest that targeted and timely psychological intervention can be an important tool to interrupt generational sociocultural disadv
Survey re options for next school year

Complete report Beginning on April 16 and running for eight days, the Collaborative for Student Success conducted a voluntary online survey of 5,500+ education professionals from across the country. Every state in the country is represented with half of the states providing at least 50 responses. A vast majority of participants were teachers (4,500; 81%). However, nearly 700 administrators also t

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Children who have difficult relationships with their moms are clingy towards teachers

Children who experience "dependent" or clingy relationships with their preschool teachers tend to also have difficulties in their relationships with their mothers finds researchers at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The research, published in peer-reviewed academic research journal Attachment and Human Behavior , went even further to find that later in elem
Gen Z Hispanics and STEM

The U.S. workforce is forecast to grow 5.2% by 2028. Jobs in the STEM sector will grow by even more, 8.8%. The emergencies created by Covid-19 highlight the need for a strong domestic STEM sector. It also highlights the urgency for racial/ ethnic equity – in access to STEM technology and in cultivating the future STEM workforce. Gen Z – today’s students – will be critical to meeting the growing d

Presence of School Nurses in Public Schools

The National Center for Education Statistics released a new Data Point report today , entitled School Nurses in U.S. Public Schools. This report describes the presence of school nurses in public schools from the 2007-08 to 2015-16 

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