Pushing schools to use evidence poses a real risk that school leaders will feel pressure to choose approaches that have been easier to evaluate, rather than those that are the most central to improving educational practice.
New Evidence From the National Survey of Children’s Health
Researchers should consider the importance of implementation research as an integral part of discipline reform program evaluation.
Do professors who study education policy allow their students to use laptops in the classroom?
Research shows that racial and ethnic minority students are less likely to be identified for special education than white students when you take other student characteristics into account.
Pooling data across years and grades may provide an opportunity to include students in accountability systems in cases where subgroup size is otherwise too small.
New evidence suggests that it’s possible for special education students to make large achievement gains without their traditional services in schools with high quality general education programs.
Title I formulas now provide extra funds per poor student in poorer places. Under portability, this would no longer be true,
The regulatory process provides a unique opportunity for researchers and the public at large to engage with policy. We should take advantage of it, in any administration.
Requiring that districts move closer to equal spending across schools may simply shift high-cost but less effective resources to students in need.
If these rules are put into place, districts will face several incentives at odds with helping disadvantaged students.
The larger legacy of the Every Child Achieves Act may well be how it cleans up supplement not supplant, a little discussed and often misunderstood fiscal rule