A city with soul: Director of Finance Brian Collins addresses the future of Memphis

Brian Collins, Director of Finance for the City of Memphis, talks about his city’s determination in the face of financial and socio-economic adversity.


Too Much or Not Enough? Rethinking School Breakfast Programs

Research suggests that school breakfast programs may be falling short of the goal to provide universal access to a nutritional morning meal and may be contributing to unhealthy amounts of food intake.


Separate and unequal: Addressing segregation in our nation’s schools

In a new paper published in the American Journal of Education, Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley examines the role school district boundaries and desegregation policies play in achieving fully integrated schools.


Nudging Disadvantaged Students Towards Improved College Application Decisions

The college application process is riddled with uncertainty, and students in disadvantaged areas in particular may not have access to quality counseling or other resources to guide them. A recent study shows how a cheap policy change dramatically impacted the college decisions of disadvantaged students—and likely, their incomes.


“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.


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.


School’s Out for Summer: Disadvantages of the Year-Round School Calendar on Maternal Employment

A recent study finds that year-round elementary school calendars negatively impact maternal employment because it is more difficult for parents to secure child care.


Tackling Bullying: Research-Based Tips for School Leaders

America Education Research Association (AERA) reminds us that bullying often goes undetected by adults, and offers several fairly simple guidelines for administrators to consider in order to make schools safer.


School Enrollment and a Mother’s Ability to Work: A Study of Developing Nations

A study of developing nations explores the relationship between water infrastructure, female employment, and school attendance for children.


Thinking Large: Bryan Hassel on Teacher Quality and Education Reform

A leading policy entrepreneur discusses teacher quality and the future of education reform

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