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How do we identify great teachers and help all teachers improve their craft? The best option may be to combine student growth measures, observations of teachers in the classroom, and student surveys.

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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.

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  • Philip Gleason
    Senior Fellow, Associate Director of Human Services Research

    Philip Gleason is an expert in evaluation design with extensive experience directing studies of education initiatives and federal nutrition programs.

  • Hanley Chiang
    Associate Director

    Hanley Chiang is an expert in designing rigorous program evaluations in education and has conducted extensive research on measuring and improving teacher and principal effectiveness.

  • Matthew Johnson
    Senior Researcher

    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.