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Working Papers

Simulation Models of the Effects of Race- and Socioeconomic-Based Affirmative Action Policies. Sean F. Reardon, Rachel Baker, Matt Kasman, Daniel Klasik, Joseph B. Townsend. 2015.
The role of simplification and information in college decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA experiment. Eric P. Bettinger, Bridget Terry Long, Philip Oreopoulos, Lisa Sanbonmatsu. NBER Working Paper No. 15361, 2012.

Journal Articles

Strategic Involuntary Teacher Transfers and Teacher Performance: Examining Equity and Efficiency. Jason Grissom, Susanna Loeb, Nathaniel Nakashima. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(1), pp. 112–140. 2014.
Can Teacher Evaluation Improve Teaching? Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. Education Next, 12(4), 2012.
Hometown disadvantage? It depends on where you’re from: teachers' location preferences and the implications for staffing schools. Michelle Reininger. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 34(2), pp. 127-145. 2012.
In light of the limitations of data-driven decision making. Susanna Loeb. Education Finance and Policy, 7(1), pp. 1-7. 2012.
Conditional cash penalties in education: Evidence from the Learnfare experiment. Thomas Dee. Economics of Education Review, 30(5), pp. 924-937. 2011.
Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness. Thomas J. Kane, Amy L. Wooten, Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. Education Next, 11(3), 2011.
Policies to ensure that no child starts from behind. Deborah Stipek, Kenji Hakuta. In Child Development and Social Policy: Knowledge for Action: Essays in honor of Edward Zigler , Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press, pp. 129-145. 2006.
Bridging policy, research and practice: Lessons of Ed Zigler. Deborah Stipek. Child and Family Policy and Practice Review, 2(1), pp. 6-9. 2006.
School entry age. Deborah Stipek. Instructional Leader, 18(3), pp. 6-10. 2005.
Early childhood education at a crossroads. Deborah Stipek. Harvard Education Letter, 21(4), pp. 1-3,7. 2005.
Are there civic returns to education? Thomas Dee. Journal of Public Economics, 88(9), pp. 1697-1720. 2004.
School entry age. In Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. Deborah Stipek. Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, 2004.
At what age should children enter kindergarten? A question for policy makers and parents. Deborah Stipek. SRCD Social Policy Report, 16(2), 2002.
The attributes and career paths of principals: Implications for improving policy. Frank C. Papa Jr., Hamilton Lankford, James Wyckoff. 2002.
Investing in children: Government and workplace policies for parents. Deborah Stipek, Jacquelyn McCroskey. American Psychologist, 44(2), pp. 416-423. 1989.
Work vs. school: Reconsidering compulsory education for adolescents. Deborah Stipek, J. Simon. The Networker, 2, pp. 5. 1981.
Adolescents--Too young to earn, too old to learn? Compulsory school attendance and intellectual development. Deborah Stipek. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 10, pp. 113-139. 1981.

Books: Books, Chapters, Reviews

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School. Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann. Brookings Institution Press, 147 pages. 2013.
Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service. Thomas Ehrlich, Ernestine Fu. University Press of America, 202 pages. 2013.
Education reforms. Patrick McEwan, Susanna Loeb. In P. Levine & D. Zimmerman (Eds.), Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited. National Bureau of Economic Research, pp. 145-180. 2010.
The Political Dynamics of American Education - Fourth Edition. Michael W. Kirst, Frederick M. Wirt. McCutchan Publishing Corporation, 393 pages. 2009.
Equity, excellence, elephants, and evidence. John D. Bransford, Deborah Stipek, Nancy J. Vye, Louis M. Gomez, Diana Lam. In J Bransford, D. Stipek, N. Vye, L. Gomez & D. Lam (Eds.), The role of research in educational improvement, Cambridge MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 1-17. 2009.
Excellence in the classroom. Susanna Loeb, Cecilia Rouse, Anthony Shorris. The Future of Children, 17(1), 2007.
Getting beyond the rhetoric: Surveying the evidence of Vouchers and Tax Credits. Ron Zimmer, Eric P. Bettinger. In H. Ladd & E. Fiske (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 447-466. 2007.
An economic approach to education policy implementation. Susanna Loeb, Patrick McEwan. In M. Honig (Ed.), Defining the Field of Education Policy Implementation, State University of New York Press, 2006.
K-12 education in Michigan. Julie Berry Cullen, Susanna Loeb. In C. Ballard, P. N. Courant, D. C. Drake, R. Fischer & E. R. Gerber (Eds.), Michigan at the Millennium: A Benchmark and Analysis of its Fiscal and Economic Structure, 2003.


The Common Core Meets State Policy: This Changes Almost Everything. Michael W. Kirst. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2013.
The impact of No Child Left Behind on students, teachers, and schools. Thomas Dee, Brian A. Jacob. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, pp. 149-207. 2010.
Turning around chronically low-performing schools: A practice guide. Rebecca Herman, Priscilla Dawson, Thomas Dee, Jay Greene, Rebecca Maynard, Sam Redding, Marlene Darwin. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, NCEE #2008-4020, 2008.
Public policy and teacher labor markets: What we know and why it matters. Susanna Loeb, Michelle Reininger. The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2004.
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