Monday, October 24, 2011

Susan Dynarski's research linking K-3 class size with increased college-going and completion reported in The Economist

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The October 24, 2011, entry on The Economist's blog, Free Exchange, reports on recent research by Susan Dynarski (with colleagues Joshua Hyman from the U-M Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, of Northwestern University) that shows that students who were in smaller classes in kindergarten through third grade were more likely to attend college after graduating from high school than their peers who were in larger classes. The smaller-class group were also more likely to complete college and to study in high-earning fields like science, technology, mathematics, and business.

The research was also reported on the Chronicle of Higher Education's website on October 24, 2011.

Susan Dynarski is an associate professor, School of Education; associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; and associate professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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