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seedling

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.

teacher effectiveness

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.

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  • Christine Ross
    Senior Researcher

    Christine Ross has expertise in designing and conducting rigorous evaluations of program impacts and descriptive, policy-focused studies in the areas of early childhood education, K–12 education, and child welfare policies and programs.

  • Cecilia Speroni
    Senior Researcher

    Cecilia Speroni examines issues in education policy, including teacher and principal effectiveness; the use of data in education decision-making; and fostering student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

  • ELIAS WALSH
    Senior Researcher

    Elias Walsh specializes in education policy, with a focus on the design and evaluation of value-added measures of educator effectiveness.