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January 02, 2019

School Retention Linked to Violent Crimes in Adulthood in New Study

Test-based retention in 8th grade increases the likelihood of criminal conviction by age 25, according to a new study.

November 07, 2017

Parents Need a Reason to Dig Into School Quality Data, Study Finds

New studies show having more options can encourage parents to research schools more, but the format of sites can affect what information they take away from those sites.

June 26, 2017

Voucher Studies in Louisiana, Indiana Show Problems in Early Years

In two separate evaluations of state voucher programs, students entering private schools had a rough academic transition.

May 24, 2017

How Do Parents Choose a 'High Quality' School?

The ease or difficulty of finding information is one of the factors that can shape how parents choose schools.

May 02, 2017

Congress Budget Deal Bans New Gold-Standard Studies of Federal Vouchers

As part of a fiscal 2017 budget deal, Congress has forbid the use of randomized, controlled trials in new evaluations of the District of Columbia's school voucher program, the only one that is federally funded.

June 06, 2014

Study Sheds Light on Nation's Most Common School Choice Policy

A large-scale analysis of multiple years of Colorado data finds that low-income students are less likely to transfer between school districts and more likely to return to their home districts if they do transfer.

May 15, 2014

Sociologists Shed Light on Suburban School Choice

Suburban parents may select neighborhoods and schools on the basis of low levels of limited information, a new study finds.

April 04, 2014

Researchers Highlight Supply-Side Shortages for Voucher Programs

On the first day of sessions of the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, researchers highlighted the mismatch between the number of students who qualify for vouchers and the space in private schools that accept them.

March 27, 2014

New Research Partnership to Focus on New Orleans Schools

The Education Research Alliance, which is based at Tulane University, will partner with local organizations to study New Orleans's post-Katrina school reforms.

August 24, 2012

What About Everyone Else? Statistical Significance and Sample Size

If one subgroup's performance improved but the whole remained the same, doesn't that mean another group's performance went down?? An explanation of some of the vagaries of the new report on school vouchers and college enrollment from the Brookings Institution and Harvard University.

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