Murnane’s areas of expertise include: the impact of technological change on the skills required to earn a decent living, how increases in family income inequality have affected educational opportunities for children from low-income families, the effectiveness of alternative strategies to improve the performance of the U.S. education system, trends and patterns in U.S. high school graduation rates and their explanations, and strategies for examining the causal impacts of policy interventions. His civic involvements include work with the Boston Public Schools and service on National Research Council and U.S. Department of Education committees.
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Supports law case demanding that State of Michigan ensure that Detroit students receive evidence-based literacy instruction at the elementary and secondary level.