Lost in Translation: English Learners, One Study, and the Dangers of Translating Research into Practice
A highly publicized study found that English learners benefited from being retained in Grade 3. But the authors themselves were soon urging policymakers to use caution when applying the results.
NEPC Review: Education System Alignment for 21st Century Skills: Focus on Assessment (The Brookings Institution, November 2018)
NEPC Review: The Effects of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program on College Enrollment and Graduation: An Update (Urban Institute, February 2019)
NEPC Review: Fairness in Facilities: Why Idaho Public Charter Schools Need More Facilities Funding (Bellwether Education Partners, January 2019)
Organizing and Managing Instruction in US Public School Districts: Considerations for Families, Communities, and States
What Might Happen If School Vouchers and Privatization of Schools Were to Become Universal in the U.S.: Learning from a National Test Case—Chile
State-Level Assessments and Teacher Evaluation Systems after the Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act: Some Steps in the Right Direction
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Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Mark Warren, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, and Jonathan Stith About the Educational Justice Movement
Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Christopher Saldaña About Teachers as Brand Ambassadors
Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Suzanne Eckes and Julie Mead about Privatization and Discrimination
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