Press

CPRE Knowledge Hub (2019). When Attendance Awards Backfire.

Education World (2019). Do Awards Pay Off?

Hechinger Report (2019). When school rewards backfire.

Hechinger Report (2019). The Dark Side of Educational Research: Widespread Bias.

EducationNext (2019). How to Tackle Student Absenteeism. (Listen to the podcast here

Education Week (2019). Does the Ubiquitous Attendance Certificate Really Get Students to School?

Hidden Brain (2019). How Awards Can Shape Our Behavior.

Pacific Standard (2019). How to Convince a Conservative that Climate Change is Real.

Journalist's Resource (2019). Chronic absenteeism in elementary schools: An easy potential solution.

NPR (2018). How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class?

The New York Times (2018). Science Confirms It: People Are Not Pets.

Shanker Institute (2018). Weaning Educational Research Off Of Steroids.

UCLA Anderson Review (2018). Awards as Incentives: Sometimes They Backfire.

Daily Mail (2018). Rewarding children for going to school makes them MORE likely to play truant and ends up demotivating them.

BBC (2018). Rewards don't improve school attendance.

Uncommon Knowledge, The Boston Globe (2018). An award for showing up. 

Digital Promise (2018). Does offering students a choice in assignments lead to greater engagement?

Education Week (2018). Breaking Down the Myths That Lead Young Students To Miss School.

Harvard Usable Knowledge (2018). Learning to Self Manage.

Harvard Usable Knowledge (2017). Making Student Feedback Work.

The Hechinger Report (2017). Sending parents useful information about attendance, course progress has big effects, social scientists find.

Harvard Usable Knowledge (2017). Parents as Allies in Reducing Absences.