Organizing Schools to Help Students


When it comes to education reform, the most controversial ideas usually generate the most attention, but these flashy efforts are often hard to measure and expensive to do. The authors of a new report argue that there are less glamorous, more common-sense school reforms that benefit students by changing the way schools are organized.

Guest: Jonah Rockoff, Sidney Taurel Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School.

More on the report, “Organizing Schools to Improve Student Achievement: Start Times, Grade Configurations, and Teacher Assignments.”