Last updated: August 13, 2015
2015 collection of story ideas and related research for journalists wanting to find new angles and topics to enhance their annual “back to school” coverage.
Last updated: July 24, 2015
2015 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence analyzing effective property tax rates for homes and businesses in all 50 states.
Last updated: July 15, 2015
2015 selection of research on performance-based funding for higher education, including unintended impacts, an international comparison and a case study involving one historically black university.
Last updated: July 8, 2015
A 2015 study in the Journal of School Health examining whether family income affects the eating and exercise habits of children during their summer break from school.
Last updated: June 30, 2015
2015 report from Harvard University and MIT, building on previous studies that look at participation and completion rates for their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Last updated: May 26, 2015
2015 study from Harvard showing how neighborhood circumstance can have a substantial impact on a child’s future earnings.
Last updated: May 19, 2015
2015 research brief on best practices for finding and developing effective teachers, by Nicholas D. Hartlep, Christopher M. Hansen and Brian R. Horn of Illinois State University.
Last updated: April 20, 2015
2015 study in Nature Neuroscience showing the relationship between a child’s family income and parental education levels and the amount of brain surface area.
Last updated: March 26, 2015
2015 study from Stanford researchers suggesting overall gains for urban charter schools, relative to traditional schools; growth was particularly strong for disadvantaged students.
Last updated: February 4, 2015
2015 study in The Quarterly Journal of Economics showing how early incarceration hurts high school graduation rates and increases the chances of further contact with the criminal justice system.