Researchers from the Dropout Prevention Institute and Reading Institute recently published papers in two journals. The Dropout Prevention Institute published a paper titled “The Effect of School Dropout on Verbal Ability in Adulthood: A Propensity Score Matching Approach” in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. The authors presented research that indicated a small, yet meaningful, statistically significant effect of dropout on verbal skills in adulthood, even after taking into account a range of confounders. The Reading Institute published a paper titled “Reading Interventions for Struggling Readers in the Upper Elementary Grades: A Synthesis of 20 Years of Research” in Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Results of their synthesis included high effects for comprehension interventions on researcher-developed comprehension measures. Full citations of both articles are posted in the MCPER Library.