Matthew Kraft is an Associate Professor of Education and Economics at Brown University. His research and teaching interests include the economics of education, education policy analysis, and applied quantitative methods for causal inference. His primary work focuses on efforts to improve educator and organizational effectiveness in K–12 urban public schools. His scholarship has informed efforts to improve teacher hiring, professional development, evaluation, and working conditions; changed how scholars interpret effect sizes in education research; and shaped ongoing investments in school-based tutoring and mentoring programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Matt is the recipient of the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Early Career Award, the William T. Grant Scholars Award, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Palmer O. Johnson Award for best publication across the seven flagship AREA journals, and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Previously, he taught 8th grade English in Oakland USD and 9th grade humanities at Berkeley High School in California. He holds a doctorate in Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education from the Harvard University as well as an M.A. in International Comparative Education and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.

 

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The New Yorker

The Messy Reality of Personalized Learning 

ARTICLE | by E. Tammy Kim. July 10, 2019. 

The Medium

"How Much Should I Care?"

BLOG POSTby  Jeff Archer. March 16, 2019. 

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Interpreting Effect Sizes in Eduation Research 

BLOG POST | by Matthew Di Carlo.  March 12, 2019. 

 

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How to interpret effect sizes in education

ARTICLE | by C.J. Rauch.   January 21, 2019.

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