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A National Look at Secondary School Youth

Their backgrounds, abilities, experiences, academics, and preparation for life after high school.

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Research Agenda on School Choice

Blog post series examines questions about impact of school choice policies.

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Making It Easier for Schools to Use Classroom Technology

Free online resource helps school districts execute quick, low-cost evaluations of educational software.

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New What Works Clearinghouse Website Launches

Mathematica builds resources for educators.

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Who Has More Effective Teachers?

New study shows little difference between teachers of high- and low-income students.

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According to our study of the Talent Transfer Initiative,
a $20,000 incentive for high-performing teachers to move to low-performing schools

helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.