10 décembre 2015

Harnessing the value of “failure”

By Brian A. Jacob. According to the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, of the 77 educational interventions evaluated by randomized control trials (without major study limitations) commissioned by the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) since its inception in 2002, only 7 (9%) were found to produce positive effects. More...

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When using longitudinal data for education research, three heads are better than one

By Dorothyjean Cratty. The field of education research using statewide longitudinal administrative data on programs and outcomes from preschool to K-12 and postsecondary education and into the workforce (known as P-20W data) is relatively new. More...

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Using research to improve education under the Every Student Succeeds Act

By Mark Dynarski. The Every Student Succeeds Act, the new reauthorization of the federal program designed to support the education of disadvantaged students, requires that states and districts use evidence-based interventions to support school improvement. Researchers have studied the effectiveness of education programs for decades and that effort is now producing substantial gains in knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. More...

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The refugee crisis in Europe: Bridging the education gap for Syrians in Turkey

By Xanthe Ackerman. After the ISIS attack in Paris in November—the deadliest terrorist episode in the European Union in over a decade—nations fell divided, with some holding firm on their commitment to welcome Syrians, while others reproached refugees for fear of terrorist infiltration. More...

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Helping Americans work more and gain skills for higher-paying jobs is vital for boosting mobility

By AEI-Brookings Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity. Improving the labor market and encouraging work are central to our goals of achieving greater responsibility and opportunity in America. The private economy is the arena where most Americans work hard to realize their dreams. More...

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Why federal spending on disadvantaged students (Title I) doesn’t work

By Mark Dynarski and Kirsten Kainz. Achievement gaps between disadvantaged students and their better-off peers are large and have existed for decades. Narrowing these gaps will mean investing more in research to identify effective approaches, or increasing Title I spending by five to eight times more per student, or both. Focusing effective interventions on the neediest students may provide a way forward that is consistent with fiscal realities. More...

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8 big ideas for reforming college in the U.S.

By . This October, the Social Mobility Memos blog at Brookings tackled a topic that is top of mind for many American families and politicians alike: paying for college. In their Big Ideas for Reforming College seriesBrookings experts and guest writers proposed ideas that could lead to a more cost-effective college education system that promotes social mobility. More...

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What colleges do for local economies: A direct measure based on consumption

By Jonathan Rothwell. Most economists and policymakers know that people who complete a college degree tend to earn more than people who have not attended college. Yet they often overlook the fact that these benefits extend beyond individual workers. The college earnings advantage also leads to greater economic activity, fueling prosperity at the regional and national levels. More...

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Reform could force universities to choose between teaching and research

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. One of the overlooked aspects of the coming reforms to higher education is the clear challenge to its leaders. The green paper – and specifically the Teaching Excellence Framework (Tef) – represents a subtle call to action for vice-chancellors, the response to which could reshape the sector. More...

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What does the spending review mean for science and innovation?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy and . George Osborne’s commitment to protect the science budget in real terms has been welcomed by many in the research community. But a lot of the detail is still to emerge. We’ve gathered a few reactions from scientists and policy experts. More...

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