academic achievement

Academic Stress in China: Coping with High Expectations in School Environments

This piece, first published on May 30, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Cause or Effect: The Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Delinquency in America

This piece, first published on January 3, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review’s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Messages to Parents Can Help Low-Performing Students

Weekly, direct messages from teachers to parents significantly reduce low-performing students' risk of not earning course credit.

Buckling Down By Lightening Up: How Humor Can Boost Students’ Persistence

In a randomized experiment, students who watched a funny video persisted with a mentally taxing task twice as long as other students.

Academic Stress in China: Coping with High Expectations in School Environments

How do high school students cope with high expectations? A look at academic stress levels in China.

Cause or Effect: The Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Delinquency in America

Is it possible that delinquency can be both a cause and a consequence of weakened social bonds and low academic achievement?

School Closures: Lucked out or Locked out?

Does moving students into better performing schools increase achievement or just cause disruption?