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  • New Research Finds Academic Ability of New York Teachers Has Significantly Increased

    Luke Miller and colleagues release new research findings that the academic ability of NY State teachers has increased substantially after the implementation of new teacher accountability policies.

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  • EdPolicyWorks Report: Florida Voluntary Pre-K Program

    Daphna Bassok and colleagues release new research findings on FL's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program, the largest state prek program in the nation.

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  • White House Releases Report for Early Childhood Summit that Cites Research by Prof. Gibbs

    Research by Chloe Gibbs is highlighted in new report from the Office of the President of the United States entitled “The Economics of Early Childhood Investment.”

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  • Jim Wyckoff Weighs in on Tenure Reform in Calder Conversations

    This CALDER conversation covers some of the issues surrounding tenure and research that speaks to how tenure reforms might play out in practice.

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  • EdPolicyWorks Profiles Student-Faculty Teams and their Education Policy Research

    Students partner with faculty on research projects at EdPolicyWorks and work together in applied school settings.

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Employment Opportunities

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate: EdPolicyWorks in the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, with support from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, seek highly qualified applicants for two post-doctoral research associate positions.  The positions are part of the VEST Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Incumbents participate in collaborative research with Daphna Bassok, Ben Castleman and/or Jim Wyckoff on projects examining: policies to improve access to and quality of early childhood interventions in low-income communities, large-scale field experiments that leverage behavioral insights to help low-income and first-generation college-going students access and succeed in higher education; the effects of policies to improve the effectiveness of teachers and improve student outcomes. A Ph.D. in Education, Education Policy, Public Policy or Economics or a relevant social science discipline is required by the start date of the position.  Research associates are appointed annually and continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.  Funding is currently anticipated for two years.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 continue until the positions are filled.  Apply at Jobs@UVA posting number: 0615263

  • Open Rank Education Policy Faculty Search: The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks applications to fill one or more tenure-track or tenured positions in education policy to begin in fall 2015. We welcome applications from scholars who have a strong quantitative approach to education policy and earned doctorates in areas such as economics, education policy, public policy or related fields. Successful candidates must have a strong background in the substance of education policy and the potential for (junior candidates) or demonstrated success in (senior candidates) generating external funding support for their research. Senior candidates must have a distinguished academic record suitable for a tenured appointment. Candidates for tenure-track positions are expected to have completed their doctoral degrees by August 1, 2015. Built upon the strong foundation of one of the nation's top public universities, the Batten School combines rigorous training in policy analysis with a unique emphasis on the acquisition of leadership skills. The core faculty includes economists, political scientists, and psychologists, enriched by professors of practice who bring real-world policy making expertise to the classroom. The successful candidate would have the potential for joint appointments with other academic units at U.Va. Apply at Jobs@UVA posting number: 0615021

  • Research Specialist: Individual will be responsible for data management including data entry, integrity, and analysis. The incumbent also assists with project coordination and communication of progress. Apply at Jobs@UVA posting number: 0614972

  • Research Specialist Intermediate: Individual will be responsible for data management, including data entry, integrity, and analysis. The incumbent also assists with project coordination and communication of study progress and findings. They may supervise student research assistants. Apply at Jobs@UVA posting number: 0614974

  • New! Student Research Assistant (U.Va Students Only): EdPolicyWorks seeks a Student Research Assistant in a bachelors or masters program in the social sciences at U.Va.  The position requires 10-20 hr/wk during the spring 2014 semester and would need the following skills and abilities: 1) Experience using statistical software packages like Stata or SAS, 2) Ability to follow established research procedures, 3) Strong oral and written communication skills, and 4) Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Interested students should submit a resume, letter of interest, brief writing sample, and spring availability to EdPolicyWorks.

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