Working Papers, Briefs & Publications

EdPolicyWorks is pleased to provide a variety of resources highlighting the work done in our center. Please feel free to contact individual authors or the managing director for more information.

Working Paper Series

The EdPolicyWorks Working Paper series consists of research papers produced all or in part by individuals associated with the center.  All papers are considered to be drafts, and have not been peer reviewed.  As such, working papers should not be quoted or cited without permission by the author. Copyright for all working papers remains with the authors of the work.

Papers may be removed when they are accepted for publication if required by the accepting journal.  In this case, the working paper will be replaced with a citation for the published work.

Recent Research Briefs

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School Division Operations During SY 2020-21: Use of Remote Instruction

Divisions had to consider how students would access curriculum when not in the school building, how teachers would provide instruction to remote students, and whether teachers would be responsible for teaching students both in-person and remotely.

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Recent Publications

A Cautionary Tale of Tutoring Hard-to-Reach Students in Kenya

We study the effect of teacher-student phone calls in Kenya when schools were closed. Schools were randomly assigned for 3rd, 5th and 6th graders to receive one of two versions of a 7-week weekly math intervention—5-minute accountability checks or 15-minute mini-tutoring sessions—or to the control group.

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High-Dosage Tutoring

Strong evidence points to equity and well-being benefits from well-designed programs.

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Recent Working Papers

The Nine (or more?) Lives of the Student Loan Payment Pause

Beginning in late March of 2020 and continuing through at least early 2023, most student loan borrowers have benefited from a “pause” on payments.

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Examining the Dynamics of Teacher Out-of-Pocket Spending, Student Demographics, and Teacher Autonomy

Examining the Dynamics of Teacher Out-of-Pocket Spending, Student Demographics, and Teacher Autonomy

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