New Orleans Student Commute Times by Car, Public Transit, and School Bus
A new study by Jane Arnold Lincove and Jon Valant, released in partnership with the Urban Institute, examines how much time students spend on school buses and how early students’ commutes to school begin.
Can Personalized Text Messages Help Parents Complete the Early Childhood OneApp Process?
Research Team: Daphna Bassok and Justin Doromal, University of Virginia; Jon Valant, Brookings Institution Please note that this brown bag will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Agenda for Children on Earhart Blv…
A Different Approach to Student Behavior: Addressing School Discipline and Socio-Emotional Learning through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
There is growing concern about suspension and expulsion rates and disparities by race and income, and interest in focusing schools on student outcomes, such as socio-emotional learning that go beyond test scores. Improved beh…
How Long Does It Take New Orleans Students to Get to School?
Research Team: Jon Valant, Brookings Institution School choice reforms aim to provide families with expanded opportunities and influence in public education. However, students may not be able to choose certain schools if the…
What Effect Did the New Orleans School Reforms Have on Student Achievement, High School Graduation, and College Outcomes?
A policy brief by Douglas N. Harris and Matthew F. Larsen examines the post-Katrina school reforms' long-term effects on a range of student outcomes.
What Gets Measured Gets Done: Improving Performance Measures in the Next Generation of Accountability under ESSA
A policy brief by Douglas N. Harris and Lihan Liu examines how school ratings would change if states evaluated school performance differently.
New Policy Brief Released: "What Gets Measured Gets Done: Improving Performance Measures in the Next Generation of Accountability under ESSA"
A new study from the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University examines how school ratings would change if states evaluated school performance differently.
Do Centralized Enrollment Systems Give Families What They Want?
Research Team: Jon Valant, Brookings Institution; Josh Cowen, Michigan State University Please note that this brown bag will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. This departure from our usual time and day is due to schedulin…
How Have School Closures Affected Teacher Employment and Compensation?
Research Team: Deven Carlson, University of Oklahoma; Nathan Barrett, Education Research Alliance for New Orleans As a major component of comprehensive school reform, the Louisiana state Recovery School District (RSD) pe…
How Have the New Orleans School Reforms Affected Test Scores, Graduation, and College Entry?
Our earlier work showed that following Hurricane Katrina and the market-based reforms enacted in its aftermath, the performance of New Orleans students rose steadily compared to students in other Louisiana districts that …