How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions

The Atlantic – In this opinion piece, Tim Lahey, an associate professor of medicine at Geisel, and Jessica Lahey look at the growing number of studies on education and how quickly they circulate. They caution to examine such studies closely before jumping to conclusions and/or implementing change in classrooms. “It’s easy to believe catchy, tweet-able headlines or the pithy summaries of institutional press releases. But since our kids’ education ultimately depends on the effectiveness and applicability of the available research, we should ensure that our conclusions are as trustworthy and formed as they can possibly be,” they write. Read more…

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