Research shows

May 3, 2018

How peers affect learning

The influence of classroom peers on student academics increases each year from 4th grade through 7th grade, when it begins to plateau, according to new research.

April 5, 2018

Interim testing helps learning process

Interim, low-stakes testing is not just an assessment tool but also facilitates the learning of new material, finds new research in the Journal of Educational Psychology. 


March 1, 2018

Kids in doubled-up housing risk low grades

Living doubled-up with friends, extended family members or others is a form of homelessness that can go undetected by schools, yet the toll it takes on students is significant, new research finds.

February 1, 2018

Voucher students’ test scores drop

Students who participated in Louisiana’s school voucher program experienced a significant decline in their standardized reading and math test scores in the first two years, according to new research from the academic journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

January 4, 2018

Weaker union hurts test scores in Wisconsin

The weakening of teachers’ unions in Wisconsin led to a drop in math and science test scores in the state’s already struggling schools, according to new research published by the Social Science Research Network.

December 7, 2017

Teacher say in school decisions aids students

Students perform better in schools where teachers have input into key school decisions, according to new research funded by the Carnegie Corporation.

November 2, 2017

Students do better when charters unionize

Disputing a common mantra of charter advocates that unions have an adverse effect on student learning, a new study has found that student achievement in fact rises when charter schools unionize.

October 5, 2017

Charters spend less on teachers

A national analysis of school staff expenditures finds that charter schools spend less on average per pupil on instructional salaries compared to public schools, and for-profit charters spend less than nonprofits.

September 7, 2017

A look at credit recovery results

New research in credit recovery fiinds that in-person instruction in algebra is more successful in the short term than online instruction for high school students.

July 6, 2017

Skipping classes adds up

Absences due to skipping class add up. Most attendance statistics released to the public do not include time lost due to cutting classes, yet missing individual classes accounted for as many total missed days as full-day absences, according to new research in the journal AERA Open.

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