2015 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research showing how the availability of economic opportunities outside schools impacts the effectiveness of teachers.
2015 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis looks at how higher education affects the ability of different racial groups to accumulate wealth and overcome financial hardship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
2015 study from Harvard showing how neighborhood circumstance can have a substantial impact on a child's future earnings.
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.
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.