News Tag: Jacob

Friday, November 02, 2012

Researchers at UMSOE and MSU find varied impact of Michigan Merit Curriculum on high school achievement

Tags: digital signage, dynarski, jacob, policy

The Michigan Consortium for Educational Research shows that tougher high school graduation requirements, which emphasize math and science, are linked to a slight drop in graduation rates among lower-achieving students and forced some students to stay in high school beyond the traditional four years.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Susan Dynarski discusses charter school effects in Bridge Magazine

Tags: charter schools, digital signage, dynarski, expertise, jacob

Positive effects seen in urban, poorer, non-white students; outside of urban areas, the effects are smaller or negative.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brian Jacob on Michigan's educational assessment scores and ways to improve student achievement

Tags: assessment, digital signage, jacob, k-12, testing

Longer school days, lengthened school years, and financial incentives to entice talented teachers to teach in high-need areas have all proven effective, he says.


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

David Cohen, Deborah Ball, Brian Jacob, and Susan Dynarski named among the most influential education scholars

Tags: ball, cohen, digital signage, dynarski, jacob

These faculty members identified in list that is "designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling."


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In the Muskegon Chronicle: Brian Jacob's recommendation of a later morning start-time for secondary schools

Tags: digital signage, expertise, jacob, k-12, policy, secondary education

According to Jacob and coauthor Jonah Rockoff (Columbia School of Business), introducing later start times in schools is one of the "low-hanging fruits" that could improve student achievement with low cost.


Friday, November 04, 2011

Elizabeth Moje and Brian Jacob comment on new higher standardized-test cut-scores

Tags: assessment, digital signage, expertise, jacob, moje, testing

In articles in the Grand Rapids Press and Detroit News, they comment on the raising of standards for the MEAP and MME.


Friday, October 07, 2011

Brian Jacob's research on organizing schools to improve student achievement featured on the Education News blog

Tags: digital signage, jacob, k-12, policy, secondary education, teacher effectiveness, teaching and learning

Later secondary school start-times, K-8 schools, and reducing teachers' switching of grades found to have significant effects on student performance.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Brian Jacob comments on Michigan's new teacher tenure law

Tags: digital signage, jacob, k-12, policy, teacher quality

In an article about the possible effects of the state's tenure reform, Jacob refers to his recent research that shows that principals, if given opportunity, make sound decisions about which teachers to dismiss.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

New research by Brian Jacob shows that given the opportunity, Chicago principals dismiss poor teachers

Tags: digital signage, jacob, k-12, policy, teacher quality

Jacob finds that principals will dismiss teachers who received poor evaluations, were frequently absent, or were less effective than peers in raising student achievement.


Thursday, July 07, 2011

Brian Jacob discusses the Atlanta cheating scandal in the Christian Science Monitor

Tags: digital signage, jacob, k-12, testing

He comments on the lack of auditing or security in reporting test results and says that the more important issue is whether teachers are teaching to the test.


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