Elevated water lead levels in schools using water from on-site wells

Only 8% of US public schools operate their own community water systems, and thus are subject to the federal Lead and Copper Rule's regulation of water lead levels (WLLs). To date, the absence of parallel water testing data for all other schools has prevented the comparison of WLLs with schools that do not face federal regulation.

Reducing lead exposure in school water: Evidence from remediation efforts in New York City public schools

Following the Flint Water Crisis, many states passed legislation requiring schools to measure and remediate lead in school drinking water. In this study, Scott Latham and Jennifer Jennings present new evidence on the level and distribution of…

Racial Disparities in Pre-K Quality: Evidence From New York City’s Universal Pre-K Program

New York City’s universal prekindergarten (pre-K) program, which increased full-day enrollment from 19,000 to almost 70,000 children, is ambitious in both scale and implementation speed. 

Project ADVISE

The University's Education Research Section has launched Project ADVISE (Analytics and Data Visualization for International Student and Education).


UnleadED Teachers Institute

We hosted a 3-day interdisciplinary institute for 45 New Jersey middle and high school teachers...

Inaugural Education Research and Policy Internship Program

In Summer 2020, we initiated our first summer internship program, which provides undergraduates interested in education research with exposure to a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods.

Infant and Adult Brains Are Coupled to the Dynamics of Natural Communication

Casey Lew-Williams and coauthor indicate infancy is the foundational period for learning from adults, and the dynamics of the social environment have long been considered central to children’s development. In this paper, the authors reveal a novel, naturalistic approach for studying live interactions between infants and adults.

A lesson in bias: Consequences of implicit racial bias in pedagogical contexts

Stacey Sinclair's findings suggest that underperformance by minorities in academic domains may be driven by the effect implicit racial biases have on educators' pedagogical effectiveness. 

Approximating The Equilibrium Effects of Informed School Choice

In this paper, Christopher Neilson and coauthors study the potential small and large scale effects of a policy designed to produce more informed consumers in the market for primary education. They develop and test a personalized information provision intervention that targets families of public Pre-K students entering elementary schools in Chile.

ERS Researchers Launch Project to Support New Haven School District

Chris Neilson and Adam Kapor (Economics) have partnered with New Haven...

Intern Jenna Shaw sitting on table smiling with her work.

Jenna Shaw '20