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Connect-Text: Leveraging Text-Message Communication to Mitigate Chronic Absenteeism and Improve Parental Engagement in the Earliest Years of Schooling

Chronic student absenteeism tends to be higher in Kindergarten than other primary school grades,…

Superintendents Worry About School Budgets

The Superintendents Association (AASA)

How Relationships and Context Shape Learning and Development

In a new article in the journal Applied Developmental Science…

Malleability, Plasticity, and Individuality: How Children Learn and Develop in Context

A frequent criticism of the world of academic research is the tendency for critical findings…

“A lot of where kids end up is already kind of baked in by the 3rd grade.”

On new research into teacher quality and student achievement.

The Teaching Gap’s Troubling Consequences

Research tells us that disadvantaged students tend to be exposed to lower-quality teachers than their…

An Important Piece of the Student Motivation Puzzle

Shortly after our daughter started high school, our third-grade son started crying every night while…

Learning How to Measure Social and Emotional Learning

We know that content knowledge alone cannot determine students’ success. This is true in school—where…

Laptops in the Classroom: An Open and Closed Case

A recent commentary piece in the New York Times generated a flurry of debate…

The Bigger Story Behind D.C.’s Graduation Scandal

Updated 1/30 Education leaders in Washington, D.C., released two reports in recent weeks on…

Closing the Latino Leadership Gap

Representation matters. But for most Latino students across the country, a stark under-representation of Latinos…

Closing the Latino Leadership Gap

Representation matters. But for most Latino students across the country, a stark under-representation of Latinos…

Getting Teachers On Board With Evaluations

After nearly a decade of teacher evaluation reform, we are in the position to ask…

For Educators: More Lessons from the Gridiron

In a recent blog post, I shared an interview I did with New England…

How Can Schools Help Lift Health Barriers to Learning?

It goes without saying that a healthier student is a better student, but it’s less…

Single Mothers in Higher Education

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Features of New Orleans Charter Schools Associated with Achievement Growth

The unique nature of the charter school landscape in New Orleans created an…

Reflections on Teacher Leaders: From a Pro Football Coach

It’s 2006 at a Minnesota Vikings practice. Darren Sharper, a ninth-year veteran and star player, is loafing…

What Chile Teaches Us About School Vouchers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos supports vouchers that allow parents to use taxpayer funds to help…

How Do School Spending Cuts Affect Student Achievement?

Northwestern University Professor C. Karibo Jackson, a FutureEd research advisor, has demonstrated in several studies…

School Districts with Large Charter Populations

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

“To be ready for school and learning, you have to be healthy first.”

On the importance of the CHIP program to education

Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund

Congress created the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) in 2006 as a means of supporting performance-based…

California Must Set Ambitious Goals to Combat Chronic Absenteeism

This piece was published in EdSource on Dec. 12 and draws on FutureEd’s report…