Brian Kisida receives NEA grant to study outcomes of arts enrichment

Friday, June 16, 2017 -- tmckv9

Brian Kisida has been named the co-recipient of a competitive $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for Arts to study the impacts of arts enrichment on students’ academic and social outcomes.


Kisida, along with Daniel Bowen of Texas A&M University, will study the Arts Access Initiative in Houston, a partnership between Houston Public Schools and dozens of arts organizations. The evaluation, also supported by the Spencer Foundation and the Houston Endowment, will be the first of its kind to gauge the effectiveness of a large-scale partnership program.



Brian Kisida co-authors K-12 education report in Brookings

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -- tmckv9
Brian Kisida

Assistant research professor Brian Kisida co-authored a report published on Washington, D.C.-based think tank Brookings' website.

"To elevate the role of arts education, measure it" provides a framework for educators to incorporate measures of the Every Student Succeeds Act with regard to arts and music education.

J. Isaac Miller codevelops new chess rating system for games played at various time controls

Monday, January 16, 2017 -- tmckv9
J. Isaac Miller

The Universal Rating System will be used to publish monthly ratings that will be used for invitations to Grand Chess Tour events this year in Paris; Leuven, Belgium; St. Louis, Missouri; and London.

Research by Cory Koedel shows pension benefits may not be effective tool for teacher retention

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -- tmckv9
Cory Koedel, associate professor of economics

COLUMBIA, Missouri – Fifteen years ago, in an effort to improve teacher benefits, St. Louis Public Schools enacted a change to the defined-benefit pension plan that resulted in an immediate and dramatic increase in the incentives to remain teaching in St. Louis. Similar enhancements also occurred across the country.

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