September 6, 2017

How the Great Recession hurt student performance

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The Great Recession hurt student performance, and schools with the most disadvantaged students were hurt the most, according to new research from Penn GSE’s Matthew Steinberg.

Dr. Matthew Steinberg
Steinberg and Penn GSE post-doctoral fellow Kenneth Shores analyzed a data set that included 95 percent of public school students, as Chalkbeat recently detailed.

Steinberg and Shores also found the recession had the greatest impact on older students. 

The white paper appears to be the first attempt to document the effect of the recession on student learning, Chalkbeat reports.

Read the full Chalkbeat piece here