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‚Äď12 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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Media Coverage

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 POST | by  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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