Friday, October 07, 2011

Susan Dynarski's research on the effects of elementary school class-size on college attendance and completion featured in NY Times blog

Tags: class size, digital signage, dynarski, elementary education, higher education

An October 7, 2011, entry on the New York Times Economix blog includes a discussion of Dynarski's recent research (cowritten with U-M doctoral student Josh Hyman and Northwestern's Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach) which found a correlation between class size in kindergarten through third grade and later attendance and completion of higher education. In the discussion of their paper, Dynarski et al. say that while the correlation is valid, it may not be the most cost-effective means of promoting college attendance and completion.

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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