Child & Family

The Effect of Additional Time in School on Students’ Cognitive Skills

A new study examines whether more time in the classroom mean smarter students.

Where the EITC Goes: A Qualitative Examination of EITC Allocation

A working paper from the National Poverty Center examines the allocation of the Earned Income Tax Credit in the budgets of low-income families

Pathways to Opportunity: An Interview with Goucher College President Sanford J. Ungar

Goucher College's President discusses the school's Educational Opportunity Program, its accomplishments and areas for improvement.

Using Small Groups and Sports to Reduce Youth Violence in Chicago

Can social and cognitive skills developed through in-school and after-school programming help reduce violence?

Forward: Beth Myers on the Current State of the GOP

Romney campaign strategist Beth Myers discusses the direction of the Republican party after the 2012 campaign.

Core-Knowledge: Sparking Interest in College

Authors use a randomized field experiment to study the impact of college knowledge on students’ attitudes toward and interests in college.

Earning the Diploma: The Effects of Financial Aid on College Persistence

Researchers investigate if scholarship money, on top of financial aid, can encourage students to remain in college.

Let’s Get Physical

A new study finds that mandating more time in physical education classes is a critical tool in combating childhood obesity.

Honor Thy Parents, Inhabit Their Basement

Returning to cohabitation with parents proves to be a valuable form of labor market insurance

What’s Cooking? Effects of a School Breakfast Program on Student Achievement

Your parents said it was the most important meal of the day, but does providing breakfast in the classroom have measurable effects on academic achievement?

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