Media Contributions


Science achievement gaps start early – in kindergarten. (September 14, 2016). The Conversation.

Zero tolerance laws increase suspension rates for black students. (July 24, 2016). The Conversation.

Improve Baltimore Schools to Attract Families. (November 20, 2015). Baltimore Sun

Overtime-Pay Conversation Should Include Teachers. (August 18, 2015). Education Week

Now that NashvilleNext has been Approved, What’s Next? (August 7, 2015).  The Tennessean.


2017’s Most & Least Educated States: Ask the Experts. (January 24, 2017). WalletHub.

The Effect of State Zero Tolerance Laws on Discipline Issues.  Podcast Interview for the CPRE Knowledge Hub.

The Achievement Gap in Science Can Start Early. (December 13, 2016). Radio Segment for NPR affiliate WAMC.  Included in The Academic Minute, Inside Higher Ed, and broadcast on NPR affiliates nationwide.

Alabama Schools still use Zero Tolerance Policies Shown to have Little Effect. (October 31, 2016). Alabama Media Group,

A New Generation of All-Girls Schools (October 14th, 2016). The Atlantic

In Kindergarten, There is No STEM Gender Gap. (August 22nd, 2016). Education Week

Zero Tolerance Does Little to Improve Student Behavior, Says New Study: These laws also disproportionately impact minority students. (June 13, 2016).

New School Discipline Research. (June 7, 2016). Politico Morning Education Update

UMBC Researchers Develop Website to Track ESSA Sentiment. (April 4th, 2016). Politico Morning Education Update.

Research on Children and Math: Underestimated and Unchallenged (April 3, 2014). New York Times

For Teacher Job Applicants, Study Finds It’s All About Location, Location, Location (February 28, 2014). Education Week

Study Finds that Kindergarten is Too Easy (February 13, 2014). Education Week