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Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

This piece, first published on November 27, 2013, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Wicked Smart: Massachusetts’s Efforts to Turn Around a Failing School District

Just 30 miles north of Boston on the Merrimack River is the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. This industrial metropolitan area...

True Colors: How Ethnic Studies Courses Can Help Minority High School Students

New research shows promising impacts of Ethnic Studies courses for students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Closing the School Readiness Gap for Children Born to Teenage Mothers

In her paper, Amber L. Brown evaluates whether there is a difference in the school readiness of children born to teenage mothers versus children born to average-age mothers participating in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program. The results suggest that children born to teenage mothers perform equally as well on school readiness as children born to average-age mothers.

The Impact of Chicago’s Excellence in Teaching Project on Student Performance

After the first year of school, Steinberg and Sartain find that the Excellence in Teaching Project has an impact of 0.10 standard deviations on students' reading scores.

Better School Outcomes Aren’t Free

A new analysis demonstrates that funding increases make a huge difference in schooling outcomes, especially for students from low-income families.

ABC, It’s as Easy as 1 2 3: Parents as Early Teachers

New research shows that parental incentives for child development can yield large gains in both cognitive and non-cognitive domains for young children.

Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

For young children, poverty’s most damaging effects manifest over time.

Chasing the American Dream

Is the growing achievement gap hampering disadvantaged kids' ability to catch up?

A Tale of Two Situations

Researchers investigate the impact of school quality on student's success