Research shows

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.

June 1, 2017

Scores lower for students with vouchers

Students in the nation’s only federally funded school voucher program perform worse on standardized math and reading tests when compared with their public school peers, a new rigorous study from the U.S. Education Department has found.

May 4, 2017

Academic skills rising for youngest students

New nationwide studies published in Educational Researcher found that children entering kindergarten and first grade have significantly better academic skills than similar students had 15 to 20 years ago.

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