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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    Using Artificial Intelligence Tools in K–12 Classrooms

    How is AI beginning to affect teaching and learning in K–12 public schools? Teachers reported how they use AI tools in their practices, and district leaders reported whether and how they are providing policies, guidance, and training on the use of AI tools.

    Apr 17, 2024

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    Summer School Can Only Help with Pandemic Recovery If Students Enroll

    Eighty-one percent of U.S. school districts offered summer programs in 2023, typically to both elementary and secondary grades. But less than half of eligible students enrolled. And summer 2024 programming is expected to shrink in districts that foresee funding decreases.

    May 14, 2024

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