Education Week: Three Questions About Education Leadership Research
NC State Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite and Assistant Professor Timothy Drake take on a commonly cited statistic about the impact a principal can have on student achievement by brainstorming three big-picture questions to ask about school leaders in the first of a series of guest blog posts for Education Week.
The 74: Why Diversity Matters
Kevin Mahnken references NC State Education researcher Anna Egalite's work on how the race of teachers impacts student achievement in an article for The 74, a non-profit, non-partisan news site covering education in America.
EdNC: Causes and Consequences of Student Absenteeism
Earlier this month, NC State College of Education hosted a panel discussion on the causes, consequences and correlates of student absenteeism featuring nationally-renown scholars. EdNC interviewed two of those scholars -- Michael Gottfried and Ethan Hutt -- after the panel. This is what they had to say.
Education Matters: Examining NC’s Private School Voucher Program
Education Matters explored two new reports -- including one from NC State College of Education researchers Anna Egalite and Trip Stallings --on the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship voucher program on its Saturday evening television show.
WUNC: Researchers Say N.C. Voucher Program Needs Closer Look Than They Can Give
Researchers at the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute this week released the results of an unpublished evaluation of the Opportunity Scholarship, a state-funded voucher that helps low-income students attend private schools. The research came out with positive results for the voucher recipients who participated in the study – but the authors say those results come with many caveats.
Working Paper Offers Initial Data on Academic Impact of N.C. School Vouchers
A new working paper that compares scores of a small volunteer group of public and private school students on the same standardized test found positive effects for voucher recipients, particularly first-year participants in the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program; but authors Anna Egalite, Trip Stallings and Stephen Porter caution against reading too much into the results.
WRAL: School Voucher Study Shows Positive But Questionable Results
Three researchers in the NC State College of Education released a working paper on the impact of North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program. "From a policy perspective, the biggest takeaway from this paper is just how many limitations there are to conducting a high-quality evaluation of the program's academic impact, given current statutes," said Assistant Professor Anna Egalite.
The Charlotte Observer: Good Test Scores But Too Much Bible: Two Views from Research on N.C. School Vouchers
The study, released by NC State Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite, Professor Stephen Porter and Director of Policy Research Trip Stallings, found that students getting Opportunity Scholarships showed a "positive, large and statistically significant" edge on the exams, based on about 500 public and private school students who voluntarily took the same nationally-normed exam.
EdNC: Researchers Release “An Impact Analysis of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program on Student Achievement”
Assistant Professor Anna Egalite, Professor Stephen Porter and Director of Policy Research Tripp Stallings released an evaluation of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program that shows "large positive impacts associated with voucher usage in North Carolina."
Fordham Institute Flypaper: Addressing Inequities in a Cartographic Age
Assistant Professor Anna Egalite discusses how two stakeholder groups -- policymakers and parents -- can benefit from Fordham's Charter School Deserts map. The map reveals census tracts with poverty rates greater than 20 percent and no charter schools.