Once at rock bottom, this Northern Michigan elementary now produces stars
Kenwood Elementary in Cadillac is proving that low-income students can learn to read as well as their wealthier classmates.
April 26, 2018
UM study: Detroit youth jobs program shows educational benefits
Detroit's summer youth employment initiative is showing some positive educational outcomes for those who have participated in the program, according to a new University of Michigan study.
April 12, 2018
Detroit youth summer jobs program boosts graduation rates, lowers absences
Brian Jacob's study finds that the "Grow Detroit's Young Talent" program boosts participants' academic performance.
April 11, 2018
Some Youth in Jobs Program Get More Than Paycheck
A University of Michigan study suggests some students in Detroit's summer jobs program get more out of it than a paycheck.
April 11, 2018
DeVos grilled over Michigan schools on '60 Minutes'
An analysis by University of Michigan professor Brian Jacob found that Michigan students were at the bottom of the list when it comes to proficiency growth in the four measures of the exam.
March 12, 2018
The consequences of chronic absenteeism
Brian A. Jacob of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan joins EdNext editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the causes and consequences of chronic absenteeism in schools.
September 20, 2017
Beyond the test score horse race: 5 big questions researchers are asking about charter schools
“A number of new research studies are beginning to investigate some more nuanced questions with regard to charters,” University of Michigan professor Brian Jacob wrote recently.
June 15, 2017
On national reading and math test, Michigan only state where students have not improved
Are Michigan’s schools improving? According to a new analysis of national testing data, the answer is a clear “no.”
February 21, 2017
Michigan test score gains worst in nation
A new analysis of results of a national educational test shows Michigan students have continually made the least improvement nationally of scores since 2003.
February 20, 2017
New report shows Michigan students falling behind in math and reading
A new report finds Michigan's students are not making improvements when it comes to testing. The study conducted by a University of Michigan professor looked at scores from the "National Assessment of Education Progress."
February 20, 2017
WILS Morning Wakeup with Dave Akerly
Dave Akerly and Brian Jacob discuss Michigan's performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress according to a new report with the Brookings Institute.
February 3, 2017
Study ranks Michigan schools among lowest performing in the country
A University of Michigan Professor is taking issue with our State’s schools, and has published a study on why change is needed.
February 2, 2017
Michigan Radio interviews Jacob about latest research on curriculum reforms in MI
On Wednesday, March 8, lead author Brian Jacob spoke to Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity about the findings in "10 years ago, Michigan raised high school graduation requirements. Did it raise achievement?"
March 9, 2016
Brian Jacob uses behavioral nudges to encourage teacher retention in MI Schools
Jacob, professor at the University of Michigan, was awarded a $486,501 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the relationship between behavioral nudges and intrinsic motivation.
December 2, 2015
Why rush to hold kids back?
In an op-ed published by The Detroit News Brian Jacob and Michael Lombardo applaud a new state legislature bill proposing Michigan’s first comprehensive reading program.
October 29, 2015
EPI, Excellent Schools Detroit release K-12 scorecard
The 2015 Excellent Schools Detroit (ESD) K-12 Scorecard was released last week. More than 200 schools, including private and charter schools, were evaluated and assigned “A” through “F” letter grades.
June 29, 2015
U-M receives $4 million for education research training
The grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences unites U-M's School of Education, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics to train doctoral students in conducting research to the institute's standards.
June 9, 2015
EPI researchers share grant to study online learning
Education Policy Initiative researchers will share in a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences for a three-year study of virtual schooling in Florida.
May 26, 2015
Jacob testifies in Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial, cites figure '288 septillion'
Brian Jacob was called to testify last week as a witness for the prosecution in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial, in which prosecutors allege a dozen educators engaged in a “widespread, cleverly disguised” conspiracy to improve their students’ test scores by changing answers.
February 10, 2015