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  • EdPolicyWorks Profiles Professor Chloe Gibbs and Graduate Student Michelle Zagardo

    Prof. Chloe Gibbs and graduate student Michelle Zagardo discuss how the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of EdPolicyWorks helps their research.


  • Research by Ben Castleman on College Access and Retention Program Wins National Award

    Ben Castleman is examining the impact intensive advising has on college graduation rates of low-income, first-generation student, and is one of three winners of a national competition.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Employment Opportunities

  • 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


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