Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Ferguson, Ronald and Jocelyn Friedlander. "First Three Years of the Journey: How Boston, Chattanooga, Yonkers, and Pickens County Set Out to Enhance Early Childhood Development at Scale." The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, November 2018.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Ferguson, Ronald F., with Sarah F. Phillips, Jacob F. S. Rowley, and Jocelyn W. Friedlander. "The Influence of Teaching Beyond Standardized Test Scores: Engagement, Mindsets, and Agency." The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, October, 2015.
Ferguson, Ronald, Jason Snipes, Farhana Hossain, and Michelle S. Manno. "Developing Positive Young Adults: Lessons from Two Decades of YouthBuild Programs." MDRC Research Report, May 2015.
Ferguson, Ronald, and Sara Lamback. "Creating Pathways to Prosperity: A Blueprint for Action." The Pathways to Prosperity Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, June 2014.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Teens and Young Adults for the 21st Century." Pathways to Prosperity Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, February 2011.
Ferguson, Ronald F., Sandra Hackman, Robert Hanna, and Ann Ballantine. "How High Schools Become Exemplary." AGI Conference Report, June 1, 2010.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps in Whole School Systems: Recent Advances in Research and Practice." Report on the Annual Conference of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, December 2008.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Within-School Variation in the Quality of Instruction Across Course Levels and Racial Groups." Paper for Annual Conference of the American Economics Association, New Orleans, January 4, 2008.
Ferguson, Ronald. "New Evidence on Why Black High Schoolers Get Accused of 'Acting White.'" Research Brief: Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, September 2006.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Toward Skillful Parenting and Transformed Schools Inside a National Movement for Excellence with Equity." First Educational Equity Symposium of the Campaign for Educational Equity, Columbia Teachers College, October 2005.
Ferguson, Ronald, and Keena Arbuthnot. "Racial and SES Differences in how Gender Predicts 4th Grade Proficiency in Several Math Skill Domains." North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) Working Paper, November 2005.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Five Challenges to Effective Teacher Professional Development." North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) Working Paper, November 2005.
Ferguson, Ronald. “Racial and Ethnic Gaps in Behavior and Persistence in Suburban Schools: Patterns and Implications.” APPAM Annual Conference Paper, October 2004.
Ferguson, Ronald. “Peer Relations, Classroom Goal Structures and Academic Persistence: Preliminary Findings from a Large Sample of Elementary Classrooms.” APPAM Annual Conference Paper, November 2003.
Ferguson, Ronald. “What Doesn’t Meet the Eye: Understanding and Addressing Racial Achievement Gaps in High Achieving Suburban School Systems.” Congressional Seminar Presentation Transcript, Consortium of Social Science Organizations (COSSA), 2003.
Ferguson, Ronald. “What Doesn't Meet the Eye: Understanding and Addressing Racial Disparities in High-Achieving Suburban Schools.” North Central Regional Educational Laboratory Working Paper (NCREL.org), November 2002.
Ferguson, Ronald. “Ed-Excel Assessment of Secondary School Student Culture, Tabulations by School District and Race/Ethnicity." Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN), 2002.