Time to Get Creative

March 26, 2009 | Blog

One of the hardest things about being a scholar of higher education is working at a university. Inevitably we’re seen…

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Higher Ed Cop Out #4

February 10, 2009 | Blog

Today’s topic: Defining a college’s “popularity” by its admissions yield. I know, it’s fun to try and assign schools and…

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UW-Madison: Researchers launch landmark study of financial aid

December 14, 2008 | Blog

Sara has been busy. Don’t believe me? Check out this press release that went out earlier this week from the…

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Research To Keep An Eye On…

October 23, 2008 | Blog

At a retreat of the National Academy of Education last week, I heard a presentation by Greg Walton (Stanford University)…

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Debate Redux: DC Vouchers

October 17, 2008 | Blog

Republican presidential candidate John McCain made a point to declare school vouchers an education policy grounded in research at Wednesday’s…

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Free Research!

July 23, 2008 | Blog

Check out this story from Education Week. Stanford University’s School of Education says that it will make all of its…

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The Persistence of Value-Added Teacher Effects

July 7, 2008 | Blog

In case you missed it, eduwonkette offered up an excellent post last month about the accumulation of value-added teacher effects….

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A Smokescreen at VCU

May 22, 2008 | Blog

Today’s New York Times reports on a restrictive research contract that Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has with Philip Morris USA–both…

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Death to Story Problems!

April 26, 2008 | Blog

A new randomized, controlled experiment suggests that using real-world examples to teach mathematics concepts may be the wrong way to…

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