Jun 18, 2016
Pardee RAND Graduate School is pleased to announce its biennial Commencement Weekend will be held Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2016. All alumni are encouraged to attend. More information will be available soon.
RAND Gulf States reports and working papers are organized by six main categories; below is a list of the most recent RAND publications on the Gulf Coast states:
This paper analyzes student mobility in post-Katrina New Orleans between and within the various sectors and school types using a multinomial framework.
This report presents estimates of flood risk in New Orleans and quantifies the accomplishments of the post-Katrina efforts to improve coastal defenses. The authors find that significant risk reduction has been achieved, but that risk may increase in the future unless levees are maintained or further upgraded.
The Leading Educators Fellowship program is dedicated to training promising mid-career educators to lead their colleagues in pursuit of student success. This report presents findings from preliminary analyses of the program's impacts on student achievement and teacher retention in both Louisiana and Missouri in the 2011–2012 through 2013–2014 school years for teachers who are program fellows and for the teachers mentored by fellows.
This report documents an assessment of a predictive policing effort that was conducted to evaluate the crime reduction effects of policing guided by statistical predictions. In addition to a basic appraisal of the process, the report shows the crime impacts and costs directly attributable to the strategy in order to provide a fuller picture for police departments considering if and how a predictive policing strategy should be adopted.
This article examines the effectiveness of a technology-based algebra curriculum in a wide variety of middle schools and high schools in seven states.