Large investments of federal money have been flowing to states and districts through Title II to help improve teachers and school leaders. Yet the idea that we know how to help educators improve through professional development may just be a mirage.
The academic achievement gap in the United States is large. A low-income child has less than a 1 in 10 chance of graduating from college, compared to nearly 8 in 10 high-income children.
Senior Systems Analyst
Emma Kopa’s specialties include programming, project management, data analysis, and value-added analysis with a focus on education evaluations.
Albert Liu has studied issues related to education, labor, and immigration policy with expertise in research design, econometric methods, data analysis, and project management.
Matthew Johnson’s work focuses on education policy and measures of educator effectiveness, including teacher and school value-added models. His research interests include federal student aid and students’ borrowing decisions.