Joshua Goodman

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...

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...

“A” For Attendance: Do Certain Types of Absences Affect Students Differently?

Students who miss school intermittently suffer more than students who miss school due to mass disruptions like snow days, suggesting there are more negative effects from poor attendance than just missed instructional time.