New meta-analysis shows how teachers can strengthen their relationship with their students

We’ve known the importance of a good solid relationship between teachers and students or pupils for a long time now, but how can you work on that relationship? A new meta-analysis by Kincaid et al tries to answer that question by examining what successful programs have in common: Of the proactive direct practices, the most… Read More New meta-analysis shows how teachers can strengthen their relationship with their students

Is course acceleration a good-for-all policy? (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter: Is exposing students to course acceleration the best way to help their skills acquisition? Recently RAND Corporation’s Andrew McEachin and his colleagues investigated the impact of enrolling in advanced math courses on students’ achievement and heterogeneity across schools.… Read More Is course acceleration a good-for-all policy? (Best Evidence in Brief)

Guess who benefits from attending effective schools?

The answer to that question is easy and complex at the same time: All students benefit from attending effective schools. However, the least advantaged students experience the largest improvements in high-school graduation, college-going, and school-based arrests. These patterns are driven by the least advantaged students benefiting the most from school impacts on the non-test-score dimensions… Read More Guess who benefits from attending effective schools?