Expanding Access

College-going in China's poorest provinces

Xiaoyang Ye's research team in China

“Nothing great is easy,” Xiaoyang Ye’s research team in China.

Winner of a 2017 National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, Xiaoyang Ye researches informational interventions to improve student-college match under China’s centralized admissions system.

Evaluating Ed Practices

HAIL and the Go Blue Guarantee

Susan Dynarski

Photo credit: Mike Wood

Michelmore and Dynarski’s HAIL Scholarship research demonstrates the power of providing targeted information to high-achieving, low-income students and helps spur the launch of the Go Blue Guarantee.

Improving Outcomes

Laptops and learning: Sorting out the research

students in classroom

Photo credit: Peter Smith

Put down the laptop and pick up a pen. Dynarski stirred the technology debate, citing a growing body of research that points to less learning when students use laptops in the classroom.

Informing Policy

Checking in on a century-old problem

classroom chairs

Photo credit: Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija

Given adverse effects of chronic absenteeism, Jacob and Lovett advocate that schools and states collect quality attendance data and better target and monitor efforts to improve student attendance.

Evaluating Progress

Help or harm? Advanced CTE pays off


Photo credit: Karl Fluch, used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Kreisman and Stange analyze high school vocational courses, postsecondary attainment and labor market outcomes to shed light on whether CTE courses help or harm early careers.

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