Salman Khan is a Research Director for the Crime Lab and Education Lab. Salman is an applied microeconomist and his research focuses on the human capital investments of traditionally disadvantaged groups. In his role at the lab, Salman provides scientific direction and intellectual leadership on a portfolio of research projects with particular emphasis on improving education performance and attainment of other life outcomes for disadvantaged youth as well as facilitating technical assistance work for government partners and strategic partners.
Prior to joining the Labs as a Research Director, Salman completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from CEMFI, Madrid.
Back to Our Future (B2OF)
Back to Our Future (B2OF) is an effort to re-engage disconnected youth and connect them back to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) or other education completion opportunities.
The Education Lab conducted a study of a high-dosage math tutoring model that combines technology and tutors to improve high school math outcomes at a lower cost to schools.
In partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the Education Lab evaluated a whole-school personalized learning reform model to bolster student achievement, particularly in high-need communities.
The Education Lab partnered with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Saga Education to evaluate the effectiveness of a high-dosage tutoring literacy intervention for elementary school students to accelerate the development of reading and writing skills.