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The Great Lakes Center funds policy briefs and reports on important education issues. Policy briefs and reports are written by recognized academic experts in each topic and include a summary of existing research available as well as policy recommendations.

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Personalized Instruction: New Interest, Old Rhetoric, Limited Results – Time for a New Direction for Computer-mediated learning

Noel Enyedy, University of California – Los Angeles

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Title: Personalized Instruction: New Interest, Old Rhetoric, Limited Results – Time for a New Direction for Computer-mediated learning
Date: November 24, 2014
Author: Noel Enyedy, University of California – Los Angeles
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Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2014: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence
Date: March 4, 2014
Author:

Alex Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder (editor)
Gary Miron, Western Michigan University
Luis Huerta, Teachers College, Columbia University
Jennifer King Rice, University of Maryland
Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University

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Title: Does Class Size Matter?
Date: February 18, 2014
Author: Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University
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Title:

Teach For America: A Return To The Evidence

Date: January 7, 2014
Author: Julian Vasquez Heilig, University of Texas – Austin
Su Jin Gatlin Jez, Sacramento State University
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Legislative Brief: Data-driven Improvement and Accountability
Model Legislation: Model Legislative Language for Comprehensive Assessment and Accountability
Date: October 22, 2013
Author: Andy Hargreaves, Boston College
Henry Braun, Boston College
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Title:

Financing Online Education & Virtual Schooling: A Guide for Policymakers & Advocates

School Finance 2.0: Flexible Financing for a Virtual World

Date: October 15, 2013
Author: Bruce D. Baker, Rutgers University
Justin Bathon, University of Kentucky
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Title: Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking
Date: June 13, 2013
Author: William Mathis, University of Colorado-Boulder
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Title: Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking — Moving Beyond Tracking
Date: May 30, 2013
Author: William Mathis, University of Colorado-Boulder
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Title: Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking — Addressing School Environment and Safety for LGBT Students
Date: May 23, 2013
Author:

William Mathis, University of Colorado-Boulder

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Title: Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking— Twenty-first-Century Skills and Implications for Education
Date: May 14, 2013
Author: William Mathis, University of Colorado-Boulder
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Title: Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2013: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence
Date: May 2, 2013
Author:

Alex Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder (editor)
Gary Miron, Western Michigan University
Luis Huerta, Teachers College, Columbia University
Jennifer King Rice, University of Maryland
Larry Cuban, Stanford University

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Title: Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking—English Language Learners and Parental Involvement
Date: March 19, 2013
Author: William Mathis, University of Colorado-Boulder
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Title: What Does It Take to Scale Up Innovations? An Examination of Teach For America, Harlem Children’s Zone, and the Knowledge is Power Program
Date: March 14, 2013
Author:

Ben Levin, University of Toronto

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Title: Policy Reforms and De-Professionalization of Teaching
Date: February 28, 2013
Author: H. Richard Milner IV, Vanderbilt University
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Title: Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking—Effective School Expenditures
Date: February 7, 2013
Author:

William Mathis, University of Colorado-Boulder

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Title: Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking—Dropout Prevention
Date: January 17, 2013
Author: William Mathis, University of Colorado-Boulder
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