The First 10: A Decade of Impact at the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab
This 10-year report reflects on the United States’ societal challenges and the steps taken by the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab to address these issues.
Press Release- University of Chicago Education Lab Study Finds Restorative Practices Decrease Student Arrests In and Outside School
Chicago Public Schools saw a 35 percent reduction in arrests in school and a 15 percent reduction in out-of-school arrests for students at schools that implemented Restorative Practices.
NBER working paper- From Retributive to Restorative: An Alternative Approach to Justice
Becker Friedman Institute Working Paper- From Retributive to Restorative: An Alternative Approach to Justice
Read the working paper on the results of the Education Lab’s findings from a study of the implementation of restorative practices in Chicago Public Schools.
From Retributive to Restorative: An Alternative Approach to Justice
This research brief details the findings from the Education Lab’s study of the effect of restorative practices in Chicago Public Schools.
Enrollment Trends of the Mayor’s Mentoring Initiative
This report looks at youth enrolled in the Mayor’s Mentoring Initiative (MMI) to inform understanding of who MMI agencies were recruiting and enrolling.
Randomized evaluation of a school-based, trauma-informed group intervention for young women in Chicago
Science Advances journal publication.
Personalized Learning Initiative Research Brief
Overview of the Personalized Learning Initiative, a nationwide R&D initiative to scale the benefits of tutoring.
Personalized Learning Initiative Press Release
Press release about the launch of the Personalized Learning Initiative.
Does Administrative Burden Deter Young People? Evidence from Summer Jobs Programs
This research paper examines the impact of administrative burden on the effectiveness of public social programs for young people, specifically summer jobs programs.
When Scale and Replication Work: Learning from Summer Youth Employment Experiments
This research paper addresses the challenges of scaling up and replicating successful human capital interventions due to two key sources of variability: differences in the treatment itself and changes in the target population.
Rethinking the Benefits of Youth Employment Programs: The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs
This research paper presents the results of two randomized field experiments, which both involved offering supported summer job opportunities to different groups of young people in Chicago.
Summer Jobs Reduce Violence among Disadvantaged Youth
This article in the journal Science explores the impact of a summer employment program in Chicago on disadvantaged youths and their propensity for violent crimes.
Saga Technology Research Brief
Learn more about the Saga Technology study and its early results.
Research Brief: Personalized Learning Initiative
Learn more about the Personalized Learning Initiative.
Improving Academic Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students: Scaling Up Individualized Tutoring
Education Lab Faculty Co-Directors Jon Guryan and Jens Ludwig and Executive Director Rosesanna Ander penned this The Hamilton Project policy proposal.