High Hopes and Low Budget: An Empirical Investigation on the Impact of Differential School Investment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

By Emaan Siddique, University of California, Berkeley

Since the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the majority of seats in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in 2013, the party has received widespread acclamation for improving public education within the province. However, there is weak evidence to support whether these policies have had an immediate effect on educational out- comes. Continue reading High Hopes and Low Budget: An Empirical Investigation on the Impact of Differential School Investment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

BLOG: The Impact of Single-Sex Education on Educational and Personal Outcomes

By Caitlin McCarey. Wellesley College.

This review assesses the impact of single-sex education programs on educational and personal outcomes of lower, middle, and high school aged students… Continue reading BLOG: The Impact of Single-Sex Education on Educational and Personal Outcomes

The Impact of Increasing Charter School Enrollment on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Michigan

By Charles Weber. Harvard University.

Does increasing student access to charter schools lead to more equitable outcomes for all? More specifically, does increasing the number of students who attend charters in a district lead to a narrowing achievement gap… Continue reading The Impact of Increasing Charter School Enrollment on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Michigan

A Framework for Selecting Quality Course Providers at Competititve Prices

By Paige Gonye, Adeeb Sahar, Kyle Vandenberg, and Scott Ferron. Stanford University.

This paper develops a coherent payment mechanism for supplemental courses that incentivizes quality student outcomes and forms the basis for practical and adaptive state level policy. Continue reading A Framework for Selecting Quality Course Providers at Competititve Prices