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“While the average causal effect of hosting a student teacher on student performance in the year of the apprenticeship is indistinguishable from zero in both math and reading, hosting a student teacher is found to have modest positive impacts on student math and reading achievement in a teacher’s classroom in following years.” That’s from a new paper by Dan Goldhaber, John M. Krief, and Roddy Theobald about the impact of being an apprentice to an student teacher.
This Tampa Bay Times piece on how school choice is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines is a must-read for anyone who cares about the choice issue, or the 2020 election.
Re Florida school choice, a new NBER study finds that the state’s private school choice program boosted outcomes for public school students.
Here’s Bonnie O’Keefe on the school choice politics in Newark.
The Oscars uses ranked-choice voting. Now so will Maine.
A new policy brief from AIR looks at the lasting benefits and strong cost-benefit returns of early college high schools.
That said, young college graduates aren’t faring as well today as their peers did in the past:
Newly-minted college graduates aren't getting wages as relatively high as in decades past, and their relative wages haven't recovered as strongly in this cycle. pic.twitter.com/0rdqe0U2Yy
— Ernie Tedeschi (@ernietedeschi) February 15, 2020
–Guest post by Chad Aldeman