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Caroline M. Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Her research spans the field of education economics, including K-12 as well as college. She has been an NBER affiliate since 1994.

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Labor Market Implications of “Late Blooming” College Graduates figure
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In Late Bloomers: The Aggregate Implications of Getting Education Later in Life (NBER Working Paper 31874), Zsófia L. Bárány, Moshe...
This figure is a bar graph titled, Changes in Standardized Test Pass Rates, 2019 to 2022. It is subtitled, Each bar represents a bin of districts within the relevant 20 quantiles of change between 2019 and 2021.  The y axis is labeled percentage points and ranges from negative 40 to positive 20, increasing in increments of 10.  The graph is divided into two panels. The left panel is labeled English language arts and the right side is labeled Math. There are two categories of bars for each side: 2019 to 2021
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Test scores at the end of the 2020–21 school year revealed dramatic declines in student performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a data sample...
Dallas Initiatives Centered on Teacher Pay Show Strong Results figure
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Over the last decade, the Dallas Independent School District (ISD) has dramatically changed how it sets salaries. Jettisoning a typical pay scale tied to...
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