Empowering School Districts and Parents to Use Tutors Effectively

Carolyn J. Heinrich, Vanderbilt University

If public schoolchildren do not make sufficient progress, they are eligible by law for special tutoring. But tutoring services can end up wasting valuable time and public money. New research reveals what works and what falls short.

Heinrich's new SSN Key Findings brief reports on research published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Her research is discussed in an article published on July 1, 2013 in Education Week.

An economist by training, Carolyn Heinrich conducts research and provides advice on the effectiveness of programs ranging from educational and health care services to workforce training programs and performance management contracting. She advises governments, nonprofit groups, and international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations Children's Fund. The news siteTalking Points Memo recently published an opinion piece by Heinrich on the newly proposed revisions of the SAT test.

Along with Ling Zhu of the University of Houston, Heinrich is founding co-director of the newly launched Texas regional chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network.

April 2014