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Phyllis W. Jordan

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Nudging Students and Families to Better Attendance

As many as 8 million U.S. public school students struggle academically simply because they miss too much school, but many parents are clueless about how many days their children have missed

11/05/2018

How School Suspensions Affect Student Achievement

The Philadelphia School District’s decision in 2012 to end suspensions for minor infractions provided fertile ground for research.

09/27/2018

The Teaching Gap’s Troubling Consequences

An interview with Dan Goldhaber about new research on the impact of disadvantaged kids being assigned less effective teachers.

03/20/2018

Graduation Scandal Shouldn’t Overshadow Successful DCPS Reforms 

The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has prompted pundits to declare a decade’s worth of school reform in the nation’s capital a failure.

02/18/2018

What’s at Stake for Schools in the Health Care Bill?

Medicaid insulates disadvantaged children from some of the adverse experiences that keep them from succeeding in school.

06/13/2017

How Did Chronic Absenteeism Become a Thing?

If you look at the accountability systems states are developing to meet federal requirements, you’ll see a growing number are using chronic absenteeism as a metric.

05/12/2017

School Choice and Trump’s Budget

A chat with Martin West

03/23/2017
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