• Teacher Tenure Reform Increases Voluntary Attrition of Less Effective Teachers in NYC, New EdPolicyWorks Study Finds

    Luke Miller and colleagues release new research findings about a NYC teacher tenure reform that suggest a dramatic reduction in the portion of teachers approved for tenure.

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  • Daphna Bassok Receives Award from National Academy of Education, Is Named Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

    Daphna Bassok is named to the prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which is considered one of the topmost distinctions for an education professor.

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  • EdPolicyWorks Profiles Professor Dan Player and Graduate Student Veronica Katz

    Prof. Dan Player and graduate student Veronica Katz discuss their teacher backgrounds and new research they are conducting at EdPolicyWorks.

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  • Graduate Student Lands AERA Dissertation Grant to Study Changes in School Readiness

    Scott Latham, a graduate student at EdPolicyWorks, is awarded a $20K AERA Dissertation Grant to examine public investments in early childhood education. Latham will be working with Daphna Bassok on this work in 2014-2015.

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  • Ben Castleman and U.Va President Sullivan Attend a White House Summit on College Access Plan

    Ben Castleman attended a White House Summit about increasing college access and success for low-income and disadvantaged students. His research on summer melt and text messaging was mentioned in speeches by President Obama and the first lady.

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  • Undergraduate RA: The Curry School of Education is collaborating with the Louisiana Department of Education on a research study aimed at improving the availability of high-quality early childhood opportunities for children 0-5. We are seeking 1-2 Undergraduate Research Assistants to help our team get ready for a large-scale data collection in Louisiana preschool classrooms this fall. RA’s will prepare research materials, process data and help with various aspects of the project. We are looking for someone organized, detail-oriented and professional. Interests in early childhood, education policy, or developmental psychology are a major plus, as is prior applied social science research experience. We are looking for individuals who are interested in working about 10 hours/week at a pay rate of $12/hour. Immediate or fall semester start dates are possible. Email EdPolicyWorks@virginia.edu with your resume, cover letter and any questions. Please put “LA-KRIS Research Assistant” in the subject line.