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Winter 2012 Category

Teacher compensation ‘incredibly inefficient’

Jan. 23, 2012—Teacher salaries are largely set by schedules which are neither performance-related nor market-driven and have significant consequences on school staffing and workforce quality, new research from the National Center on Performance Incentives finds. “We know the way in which we currently compensate K-12 public school teachers is incredibly inefficient,” said Matthew Springer, director of the...

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Not so different after all

Jan. 23, 2012—New research from the National Center on School Choice reveals little difference among school leaders across public, private and choice schools. Although much research exists regarding the impact of school leaders on school improvement, little is known about whether principals in choice schools exhibit more of the leadership practices associated with school improvement and increased...

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New partner for national center

Jan. 23, 2012—Fort Worth Independent School District is the latest partner in a national center at Peabody that aims to identify programs, practices, processes and policies that make some high schools more effective at reaching low-performing students. Fort Worth Independent School District, or FWISD, officially joined the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody in...

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Awards and Honors

Jan. 23, 2012—Leonard Bickman, Betts Professor of Psychology, received the American Evaluation Association’s 2011 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award, given to an evaluator who exemplifies outstanding evaluation practice and has made substantial cumulative contributions to the field. Vera Chatman, professor of the practice of human and organizational development, received the 2011 Excellence in Reviewing Award...

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New Faculty

Jan. 23, 2012—The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations welcomed three new faculty members this fall: Jason Grissom, assistant professor of public policy and education; Carrie A. Kortegast, assistant professor of the practice of higher education; and Christine Quinn Trank, senior lecturer in organizational leadership. The Department of Psychology and Human Development welcomed Carrie Masten, assistant professor...

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