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Kristin Blagg

    Author Website: http://www.urban.org/author/kristin-blagg


    Author Bio:
    Kristin Blagg is a research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, focusing on education policy. Before joining Urban, she spent four years as a math teacher in New Orleans and New York City. She has also been a human capital consultant for federal government clients. Blagg holds a BA in government from Harvard University, an MSEd from Hunter College, and an MPP from Georgetown University.


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Who Would Benefit from Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Forgiveness Proposal?

The plan is likely to disproportionately benefit middle- and upper-middle-income Americans, as well as black families, at an estimated total cost of about $955 billion.

04/25/2019

Four Things to Know about Tax Credit Scholarships for School Choice

For a tax credit scholarship program to be successful, states will need to begin with a thorough review of the evidence.

03/01/2019

A Better Way to Compare State Performance on NAEP

Demographically-adjusted data provide important insights into differences in state-level school performance.

04/10/2018

Should Congress Take a Page from the Gainful Employment Playbook?

Instead of targeting institutions of higher education, the government should consider targeting individual programs.

07/25/2017

Should We Abandon College Scorecard?

Making data available on how much money is earned by graduates of specific colleges with specific majors had no measurable effect on which college or field students enrolled in.

07/18/2017

Who Could Benefit From School Choice? Mapping Access to Public and Private Schools

The distance families are able and willing to travel may be more important for expanding school choice than the type of school the policy provides access to.

04/03/2017

School Choice Advocates Should Be Worried About Federalizing School Choice

To create a feasible school choice policy, lawmakers would likely need to expand federal involvement in private school education.

03/08/2017

Making College Earnings Data Work for Students

State and federal policymakers have embraced the idea that prospective college students need better information on earnings outcomes for individual colleges and programs of study.

01/03/2017

No Excuses for Stagnant Student Achievement in U.S. High Schools

With graduation rates at an all-time high, , but federal achievement data indicate that these students likely have no better math or reading skills than their parents did.

06/09/2016

Does Gentrification Explain Rising Student Scores in Washington, DC?

Our new analysis shows that demographic change explains some, but by no means all, of the increase in scores.

05/25/2016

How Do States Really Stack Up on the 2015 NAEP?

The declines in NAEP scores from 2013 to 2015 are unlikely to be explained by shifts in student demographics.

10/29/2015
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