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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom
735 S. State Street
1110 Weill Hall
Ann ArborMI 48109-3019
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Monday, April 07, 2014
Supplying Disadvantaged Schools with Effective Teachers: Experimental Evidence on Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
EPI Speaker Series: Melissa Clark, Mathematica Policy Research

Teach For America (TFA) is an important but controversial source of teachers for hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty U.S. schools. We present findings from the first large-scale experimental study of secondary math teachers from TFA. We find that TFA teachers are more effective than other math teachers in the same schools, increasing student math achievement by 0.07 standard deviations over one school year. Addressing concerns about the fact that TFA requires only a two-year commitment, we find that TFA teachers in their first two years of teaching are more effective than more experienced non-TFA teachers in the same schools.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
4:00 PM
Book Talks @ the Ford School

Ford School professor Joy Rohde will remark on major points of her new book, Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War, and answer questions from the audience.

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