Research shows

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.

April 6, 2017

Tenure loss increases teacher churn

New research shows a connection between the loss of teacher tenure and a higher rate of teacher turnover.

March 2, 2017

Teachers spend more than $500 on supplies

Teachers reported that they spent an average of $530 of their own money last year on basic supplies for their classrooms, according to a new national survey from education publishing company Scholastic.

February 2, 2017

Midyear student arrivals hurt classmates

Much research has described how academic achievement can suffer when a student changes schools mid-year, but new research in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis finds that the arrival of new students in the middle of the school year also hampers the academic performance of their classmates.

January 5, 2017

Spending more improves education

New research from the National Bureau of Economics confirms what teachers have always known: Money does make a difference for schools, and districts with large proportions of high-need students need comparatively more money than districts with fewer high-need students.

November 3, 2016

How class disruptions affect achievement

Exposure to even mild classroom disruptions lowers the academic achievement for all students in a class, including those who are highly motivated or top-performing, according to new research in the AERA Open journal.

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