MIT News covers MIT Blueprint Labs Co-Director Parag Pathak’s work studying long-term outcomes of children who attended public preschool in Boston from 1997-2003.
This study estimates the causal effects of non-neighborhood school enrollment and school travel on integration, achievement, and college enrollment using an identification strategy in the Boston and New York school matches.
Many states, school districts, and information-sharing platforms report measures of school performance. Often called “school ratings,” they are widely consulted by parents and educators alike. This study offers a simple method for adjusting academic performance ratings that removes the correlation between the rating and race.
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