A $7-per-student text messaging intervention during the summer following high school graduation significantly increased college enrollment rates in the fall, underscoring the returns to behavioral interventions.
Do-It-Yourself Urban Design occurs when people make unauthorized changes to public space to address local needs. Sociologist Gordon Douglas discusses the benefits—and potential unintended costs—that follow when self-appointed urban planners take direct action to improve their communities.
Public debate about genetically modified crops misses the fact that a preponderance of scientific studies show GM foods to be safe to consume. Where risks do exist, they are no different than those found in non-GM crops.
There is a staggering gap between low- and middle-income students in college completion rates. New research indicates that the key to closing this gap may be focusing on helping first-generation students develop “school-relevant selves.”
A new study analyzes the effects of a new grandchild on a grandmother’s labor force participation and attempts to connect caring for grandchildren with retirement choices.
In a recent article published in Education Finance and Policy, Matthew P. Steinberg examines the impact of greater principal autonomy on student test scores in Chicago.
Variations in parental education and income explain most of the ethnic, racial, and immigrant differences in private school attendance.
Research from New York University explains why inclusive housing policies work better in some places than in others.
A recent study in the American Economic Journal is the first to look at the impact of No Child Left Behind incentives on teachers and students nationwide.