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July 15, 2019 | Pacific Standard | David Lindstrom
A new study by PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology David Lindstrom finds that Mexican immigrants are learning English and regularly interacting with non-Mexicans at higher rates, the Pacific Standard reports.
The practice of personalized learning is the latest ed-tech trend out of Silicon Valley. Associate Professor Matthew Kraft believes the new education model's claims to transform schools are exaggerated, he tells The New Yorker.
June 26, 2019 | The Washington Post | Jesse Shapiro
Economics Professor Jesse Shapiro coauthors new research that shows difference in language used online by Republicans and Democrats when discussing mass shootings.
New parents are given a lot of rules to follow, but little guidance for how to decide what is most important, writes Economics Professor Emily Oster in The Atlantic.
Like many other progressive hopes, the teacher pay proposals from 2020 Democratic presidential candidates need a bit more focus, writes Associate Professor Matthew Kraft in a New York Times Op-Ed.
June 5, 2019 | Ed Tech Magazine | Matthew Kraft
Associate Professor Matthew Kraft recognized as a 2019 EdTech Influencer by "Ed Tech Magazine."
June 4, 2019 | NPR | John Friedman
Will an increase in teacher pay help improve student performance? Associate Professor John Friedman offers expertise on quantifying a teacher's value and the new education models for setting salary marks.
May 23, 2019 | The New York Times | Emily Oster
Day-to-day parenting choices matter less than we think, but national policies matter a lot, writes Economics Professor Emily Oster in NYT’s The Upshot.
May 17, 2019 | The New York Times | John Friedman
Associate Professor John Friedman comments on the SAT test's new adversity rating, saying "For each extra year you spend in a good environment, you do a little better. It’s very powerful when somebody overcomes that."
Economics Professor Emily Oster critically discusses popular data regarding parenting choices and their effects on children in this New York Times Op-Ed.