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Roland Fryer

Letter To A Trump Supporter #7: Black Lives Matter

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Anthony W. Orlando

This video is a perfect example of what's wrong in America today that they are protesting. So I thank you for sending it as a reminder of that fact.

Contagious Racism

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 11.22.2014 | Home
Jeremy Bamidele

The mechanism by which race affects has never been fully understood. Even when accounting for other factors, race exhibits a larger effect on outcomes than can be attributed for.

Eli Broad, Houston Schools Supe Grier on Urban Education

Jane Williams | Posted 11.27.2013 | Home
Jane Williams

This week on Bloomberg EDU, Eli Broad, philanthropist and founder of two Fortune 500 companies, discusses his native Detroit public schools, blended learning, school leadership and a national system for education.

Cell Phone Experiment by MacArthur Genius Gets Students to Say They Value School

John Thompson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Home
John Thompson

My doubts go beyond Fryer's spinning of survey data and maintaining that teens worked harder because they said that they did. The bigger purpose of schooling is teaching kids to work smarter and the incentives did not do so.

Should You Pay for an 'A'? Part 3: The Experts Weigh In

Beth Kobliner | Posted 12.23.2012 | Home
Beth Kobliner

Does it work to coax kids into getting good grades by offering them cash incentives? Specifically, would more kids get top grades if you offered cash incentives for an A?

Frontline's 'Dropout Nation' Shows What It Really Takes to Turn Around Schools

John Thompson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
John Thompson

PBS showed a reality that is lost on data-driven "reformers." Social scientists have documented the primary importance of socio-emotional factors and the need to build trust before academics can improve. And that takes patience.

Ohio High School Paying Students To Show Up, Behave In Class

Posted 04.16.2012 | Home

A Cincinnati high school is paying its students to go to school. The Dohn Community High School, a charter school in Ohio, started a program this w...

What's Working in Urban Schools

Richard Whitmire | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Richard Whitmire

In education, changes in outcomes, such as graduation rates and college remediation rates, take years to show improvements. Closer to the ground, there is reason for hope.

Joy Resmovits

Charter School Scaling Experiment Takes Shape In Houston | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

An ambitious experiment created by Harvard economist Roland Fryer to export and scale the practices of high-performing charter school chains to public...

Aspen Ideas Fest 2010: Stars Come Out For Intellectual Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Aspen has long been known as a playground for the rich and famous. During the Aspen Ideas Festival, that maxim may be more true than ever. The July ...

Sen. Romer's Read To Achieve Bill Would Pay Children To Read In School

Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - An experiment that pays children to read could be on its way to Colorado after a Senate vote Thursday. Senate Bill 210 would spend up to $...

For Whom the Bell Curves: Harvard Law Student Stephanie Grace Says Blacks Are Dumber Than Whites; Black Harvard Professor Roland Fryer Agrees

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

A recent email by Harvard law student Stephanie Grace allegedly asserts, "I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that African Americans are, on ...