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The Changing Federal Role in School Accountability

January 30, 2017
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Brian Jacob
This is a point / counterpoint. The goal of the article is to discuss the influence of school accountability policies on educational inputs (e.g., funding, teacher quality, instructional practices, and school organization) as well as outputs (e.g.,...
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Can Technology Help Promote Equality of Educational Opportunities?

October 1, 2016
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Brian Jacob, Dan Berger, Cassandra Hart, Susanna Loeb
This chapter assesses the potential for several prominent technological innovations to promote equality of educational opportunities. We review the history of technological innovations in education and describe several prominent innovations,...
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Tax Benefits for College Attendance

March 1, 2016
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Susan Dynarski, Judith Scott-Clayton
National efforts to promote college enrollment are increasingly delivered through tax-based assistance, including tax credits and deductions for tuition and fees, tax-advantaged college savings plans, and student loan interest deductions. This paper...
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Financial Aid Policy: Lessons from Research

May 1, 2013
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Susan Dynarski, Judith Scott-Clayton
In the nearly fifty years since the adoption of the Higher Education Act of 1965, financial aid programs have grown in scale, expanded in scope, and multiplied in form. As a result, financial aid has become the norm among college enrollees. Aid now...