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.  He has published on topics including teacher coaching, teacher professional growth, teacher evaluation, teacher-parent communication, teacher layoffs, social and emotional skills, school working conditions, and extended learning time.  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 Graduate School of Education as well as a master's 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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