Nearly half of students who enter college do not graduate. The majority of efforts to increase college completion have focused on supporting students before or soon after they enter college, yet many students drop out after making significant progress towards … Continued
With rapid technological transformations to the labor market along with COVID-19 related economic disruptions, many working adults return to college to obtain additional training or credentials. Using a comparative individual fixed effects strategy and an administrative panel dataset of enrollment … Continued
By combining behavioral insights, data science, interactive technologies with deep practitioner partnerships, the Nudge4 Solution Lab aims to address a range of national challenges.
Nudge4 director Ben Castleman and affiliate Jennifer Doleac in partnership with the Chicago-based education technology firm, Edovo, are launching an innovative program that will develop, implement, and evaluate a tablet-based re-entry module to strengthen inmates’ transition back into society upon completion … Continued
Nudge4 director Ben Castleman and affiliate Jennifer Doleac are awarded a new grant from J-PAL North America, a research center at MIT. Doleac and Castleman will focus on reducing recidivism — the tendency of individuals to become repeat offenders — … Continued
Nudge4 Director Ben Castleman has nudge research cited in a New York Times op-ed. A new approach — a text-messaging campaign directed at potentially vulnerable students during the summer, customized to remind them of the deadlines set by their intended … Continued
Through work of a Nudge4 project over half a million students began receiving text messages encouraging them to take advantage of new financial aid policies. This week over half a million students in Texas and across the country began receiving … Continued
Nudge4 director Ben Castleman is recognized for his innovative use of large-scale text messaging campaigns to improve college access and success in the September/October issue of Washington Monthly.