Usable Knowledge News

June 2009
Building vocabulary to improve reading in middle school
Catherine Snow HGSE Professor Catherine Snow and her colleagues have developed a promising curriculum supplement, Word Generation, aimed at increasing students' vocabulary.
Secrets of successful after school programs: What research reveals
The Harvard Family Research Project reviews research on the benefits of after school programs and highlights implications for the future of the field.
Charter, pilot, and traditional schools in Boston: Facts to refocus the debate
An innovative study, led by HGSE Professor Thomas Kane, for the first time directly compares student performance at charter and pilot schools to a similar group of students attending traditional public schools. Thomas Kane

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