Kristian Thymianos

Kristian Thymianos graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in public policy and German. Currently, Kristian is pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy with a focus on education and labor policy. Before joining FutureEd, Kristian worked as a researcher at Brookings Mountain West in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Work by Kristian Thymianos

Research Notes: A Talk Tracker Encourages Students to Verbalize Their Thinking

The effects of TalkMeter, a computer program that tracked the dialogue and speaking times between CueMath tutors and students

Research Notes: Easing Academic Standards Hurts Struggling Students

Over the past decade, high school graduation rates and student grade-point averages (GPAs) have risen, but student achievement as measured by standardized…

Research Notes: New Evidence of the Value of Preschool

The Perry Preschool Project, a demonstration preschool that operated in Ypsilanti, Michigan, between 1962 and 1967, was created to study the impact of excellent…

Research Notes: Summer Learning’s Impact on Academic Recovery

A key strategy that school districts embraced for turning around learning loss post-pandemic has been summer learning, with more than 40 percent of school…

Research Notes: How Giving Principals More Autonomy Impacts Learning

Seven years ago, Chicago granted some of its school principals more control over budgeting and operations in their schools. A new study by C.

Research Notes: Are Private Schools Pushing Out Weak Voucher Students?

As states across the country agree to spend more public money sending students to private schools, many educators worry that these programs will skim the…

Research Notes: The Impact of Mentoring on Student Success

Mentorships from teachers, counselors, and coaches can help high school students achieve higher grade-point averages, decrease their risk of failing a class…