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June 12, 2023

Lag Time: How Policy Compliance Failures Delay Special Education Support for Boston-Area Children

In our latest report, we document frequent compliance failures by school districts that delay children's access to special education services—sometimes for months.

July 27, 2020

Using Test Results to Help Families Forecast Long-Term Student Outcomes

Each year, millions of American families receive their children's results from federally-mandated tests. What if we used the data to tell them something about where their kids are going, not just where they've been?

December 11, 2019

The Honors Packet Experiment: Can Celebrating High-Achieving Students Encourage Future Success?

Every year, high-achieving students—especially students of color and those from low-income families—lose ground in school, in spite of their potential and talent. What if there was a simple way to disrupt this decline? We designed an experiment to test one possible strategy.

September 10, 2019

The Upgrade Rule: How Schools and Districts Can Make School Closures Work Better for Families

School closures are painful—but they're sometimes unavoidable. What if there were a better way to approach to process?

December 12, 2018

Muddled: How Confusing Information from Schools Is Failing American Families

Why do so many parents think their children are doing fine in school, when so many of them aren’t? Maybe it's because the information they receive about student progress is a ridiculous mess.

April 16, 2018

Lost in the Crowd

Meet DeAnthony, Amalia, David, Kendra and Joy—five talented students from low-income communities who are getting lost in the crowd.