The Effects of Moving on NYC Students

Each year nearly 14 percent of Americans – including millions of school-age children – move from one home to another. In cities like New York, where roughly 40 percent of students move at least once between third and eighth grade, residential mobility can have significant impacts – both positive and negative – on student outcomes.

We sit down with Temple University’s Sarah Cordes, who recently led a comprehensive study of more than 90,000 New York City students to understand the impacts of moving on school performance. Cordes joins CPRE research specialist Adrianne Flack to discuss her findings and offer some key takeaways for families, policymakers, and stakeholders across the country.