September 24 2013
The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences recognized a RAND report (PDF) on the effects of teacher bonuses in New York City public schools last week.
IES added the report, A Big Apple for Educators, to its What Works Clearinghouse™, which evaluates research in order to provide credible and reliable evidence to support informed decisionmaking on education policy.
A Big Apple for Educators meets the What Works evidence standards “without reservation,” becoming one of very few education reports to receive this honor. The report also received the American Educational Research Association's 2012 Outstanding Policy Report (Short Report) award.