Education and Literacy


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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    High Schools Offer Uneven Access to Math Courses and College Preparation

    High school math experiences are important predictors of college and career readiness. But many students—particularly those who are Black, Hispanic, or from low-income households—do not have access to advanced mathematics courses. What can schools do to make math learning more equitable?

    Feb 27, 2024

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    Media Habits and Misinformation Susceptibility of Older Adults

    About one-third of Americans aged 55 years and older say they look at social media posts about political or social issues every day. What sources do they tend to trust? And how confident are they in their ability to prevent the spread of false information online?

    Feb 28, 2024

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