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Thurston Domina: Is Free and Reduced-Price Lunch a Valid Measure of Disadvantage?

10/23/2018
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For decades, researchers and education officials have used the National School Lunch Program as a key indicator of economic disadvantage. Federal and state officials gauge student need and guide millions of dollars in education funding based on enrollment for free or reduced-price lunch. Now, new research suggests this indicator may not be as valid as it seems. In this edition of Research Minutes we speak with Thurston Domina, researcher with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

Duration:00:17:59

Elizabeth Graue: What Guides Today’s Pre-K Programs?

9/27/2018
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As states increasingly call for standards-based Pre-K programs, teachers and administrators often struggle to balance traditional child development practice with external standards and policies. In this edition of Research Minutes we welcome University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Elizabeth Graue, lead author of a new, multi-state, comparative case study titled "What Guides Pre-K Programs?" published in Teachers College Record in August 2018. Graue joins CPRE Director Jonathan Supovitz...

Duration:00:21:26

Nick Hillman: Higher Education Deserts

9/13/2018
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Despite a growing demand for post-secondary education in communities across the U.S., millions of residents currently live in what researchers call “higher education deserts,” areas where students have limited or no access to a public, broad-access four-year university. On this episode of Research Minutes we speak with University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Nicholas Hillman, one of a small number of researchers currently studying higher education deserts and their impacts on local...

Duration:00:33:21

Margaret Terry Orr: Performance Assessment for Principal Licensure

9/6/2018
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For many years, new candidates for principal licensure have typically been assessed on their professional experience, education, and their performance on a written or online leadership exam. Recently, however, some states have begun exploring performance assessments for principal licensure, requiring candidates to demonstrate skills and proficiency in key leadership areas. On this edition of Research Minutes we speak with Fordham University researcher Margaret Terry Orr, who spent the last...

Duration:00:25:18