Whispered Policies

October 25, 2009 | Blog

Friday’s Chronicle reports on a new study that points out how difficult it can be to identify which colleges and…

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

October 21, 2009 | Blog

Once upon a time, college students could pay their tuition with a mix of family support, financial aid, and perhaps…

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Research: Attracting New Teachers to Urban Schools

September 22, 2009 | Blog

New research led by Tony Milanowski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides more evidence that increasing teacher pay may not…

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Superteacher To The Rescue!

September 21, 2009 | Blog

Given the recent spate of federally-funded studies showing no effect of a variety of educational innovations and interventions, my predicted…

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The College Payoff

June 14, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm… One reason I was so excited to join Brainstorm was that it presented a chance to go…

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How College Gets Under Your Skin

June 10, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm, over at the Chronicle of Higher Ed. I’ve been preoccupied by sleep lately. Not sleeping— though as…

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Sorting, Selection, and Success

June 4, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm, over at the Chronicle of Higher Education. The latest report from the American Enterprise Institute, Diplomas and…

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Effective Dissemination or Shameless Self-Promotion?

April 20, 2009 | Blog

On Friday and Saturday I participated in an AERA/Hechinger Institute workshop for early career education researchers, designed to help us…

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Media Coverage of Conference Papers

April 18, 2009 | Blog

The edublogosphere is rife with coverage of AERA papers right now. So is the edu-print media. I’m not sure this…

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"No Effects" Studies

April 1, 2009 | Blog

Education Week‘s got this article out about randomized trials producing “no effects.” According to the article, these null findings are…

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