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December 16, 2009 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotAfter achieving some gains in student test scores in the early part of the decade, the nation’s schools have seen progress stall since 2007.
October 7, 2009 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotHuge gap persists among the portion of black versus white children living in poor neighborhoods.
May 13, 2009 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotShould teachers be forced into a pay-for-performance system when so few others are?
April 15, 2009 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotFewer than 14% of closed charter schools were shut for academic reasons, refuting the claim that ineffective charter schools would lose students and be forced to close.
August 19, 2008 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for August 20, 2008. Math gender gap is history by Joydeep Roy According to conventional wisdom, girls fear mathematics and shy away from it.
April 1, 2008 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for April 2, 2008. Compared to other countries, U.S. flunks in teacher pay by Joydeep Roy with research assistance by Lauren Marra Recent research has highlighted the important role of teachers in fostering student achievement.
October 17, 2007 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for October 17, 2007. Significant gains in educational achievement by blacks go underappreciated by Joydeep Roy Politicians and policy makers often decry the state of American schools and label them as “failing,” in part because of their apparent failure to adequately educate students of color.
August 8, 2007 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for August 8, 2007. Graduation rates are rising, but are lower for minorities by Joydeep Roy High school completion rates have been consistently going up over the last 20 years, according to a U.S.
May 23, 2007 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for May 23, 2007. Majority of teachers graduate in the top of their class by Joydeep Roy It has been argued recently that student performance lags because of poor teacher quality, and specifically because teachers are drawn from the bottom half of the ability distribution.
November 15, 2006 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots Archive. Snapshot for November 15, 2006. Government grants and loans cover less of college costs by Joydeep Roy with research assistance by Rob Gray It is becoming increasingly difficult for students to obtain financial assistance to attend college.
October 18, 2006 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots Archive. Snapshot for October 18, 2006. Higher share of high school students enrolled in college prep By Joydeep Roy There has been a significant shift in the high school curriculum over the last 20 years that has resulted in many more students of all races and ethnicities taking college preparatory courses or similar academic programs.
October 12, 2005 | By Joydeep Roy | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots Archive. Snapshot for October 12, 2005. Low income hinders college attendance for even the highest achieving students That poverty and income affects educational outcomes adversely is well established. What is less well appreciated is the fact that even for academically high-performing students, income and poverty greatly affects subsequent educational attainment such as completing college.