Child & Family

Teachers’ Unions Improve Student Achievement: Insights from California Charter Schools

Over the past several decades, public sector unionization rates have held fairly steady, even as private sector unionization rates have...

Paying for Prejudice: How Public Funds Are Being Used to Fund Discrimination in Schools

With the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the United States Secretary of Education, the subject of vouchers has gained a...

Do Charter Schools Raise Student Earnings? Evidence from Texas

Texas education policy in the 1990s provided the blueprint for Bush-era school reforms. In 1993, the Texas legislature introduced high-stakes...

How Does Compulsory Math Education Close the Racial Income Gap?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education has been a national imperative for decades. More recent administrations have prioritized STEM...

Unconditional Cash Transfers: Lessons from Ecuador

Poor people, especially in developing countries, have inadequate financial resources and face liquidity issues which constrain expenditures on their children’s...

Sustaining Human Capital Investment: Local Women Leaders in Conditional Cash Transfers

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are social programs that provide stipends to low-income families and individuals who meet certain conditions, such...

Education Migration: Why Teachers Are Leaving the Profession

Teacher shortages are a harsh reality in states across the nation. From California to South Carolina, recruiting and retaining teachers...

Toxic Policy: The Impact of the Flint Water Crisis on the City’s Children

In 2015, reports of elevated lead levels in the city’s water supply put Flint, Michigan into the national spotlight. The...

Higher Education in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Michael Lovenheim

Since its inception, online education has faced heavy skepticism, if not downright opposition. A recent study by David Deming, Michael...

Building School Latrines in India to Increase School Enrollment

UNESCO estimates that there are still 263 million children ages six to 17 years old who do not attend school....

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