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RAND research on early childhood, K-12, and higher education covers issues such as assessment and accountability, choice-based and standards-based reform, school leadership, teacher effectiveness, technology, and vocational training. RAND also explores life skills, such as media, health, and financial literacy, as well as how time spent outside the classroom impacts student outcomes.

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    Research Brief

    Facts vs. Opinions: How the News Is Changing in the Digital Age

    May 13, 2019

    Technology has transformed how people get information. But it has also affected the way that information is produced, shared, and disseminated. How much has the presentation of news actually changed over the last three decades?

  • A school teacher talks with a student, holding a DNA helix model, photo by Steve Debenport/Getty Images

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    How Teacher Effectiveness Spills Over into Other Classrooms

    May 28, 2019

    Teachers' effectiveness ripples out beyond their own students and affects the experiences of their pupils' future peers. Ignoring these "spillover" effects underestimates a teacher's value by at least 30 percent.

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