Russ Whitehurst expounds his recent research that finds classroom observation scores to be biased based on student ability, and examines whether teachers that were dismissed in the studied districts would have received substantively higher evaluation scores, and thus kept their jobs, if this bias had been statistically corrected. Read the Chalkboard post »
Whitehurst's Chalkboard post on studies of pre-k is quoted in an article about the impact of preschool programs on Seattle's KPLU. Whitehurst is also featured in a news segment about Georgia's preschool program on Atlanta's WSB-TV.
Beth Akers's recent Chalkboard post on student loan debt and home ownership is cited in an Atlantic article about the effect of student loans on the economy.