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Testimony submitted before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on May 16, 2012.
Testimony presented before the Council of the District of Columbia, Committee of the Whole on February 16, 2012.
2006 and prior
August 1, 2006
Assessing the Effectiveness of California Charter Schools
Testimony presented to the California Select Committee on the Master Plan for Education.
June 23, 2005
Developing Process Indicators to Improve Educational Governance: Lessons for Education from Health Care
Testimony presented to the California Little Hoover Commission.
Testimony presented before the California State Senate Education Committee.
June 1, 2001
School Violence Prevention
Testimony presented to the California State Assembly Select Committee on School Safety.
January 29, 1999
Elements of a National Strategy to Foster Effective Use of Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education
Testimony presented to the Education Task Force, Budget Committee, U.S. House of Representatives.
Advancing the Professional Development System for California's Early Care and Education Workforce — 2012
Offers recommendations for improving the education and training of California's early childhood workforce.
Presents a summary of research on first-year principals' experiences, actions, working conditions, and outcomes; the research is intended to inform efforts to promote school improvement and principal retention.
Efforts to improve school leadership may improve student outcomes. Evaluators and policymakers should allow time for improvements to show, use multiple evaluation measures, and interpret findings carefully before applying them to others.
A RAND Corporation report examines the Pittsburgh Principal Incentive Program's implementation, how principals have responded to the reforms, and what outcomes followed program implementation.
Identifies five strategies for incorporating child assessments into the design, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives designed to raise the quality of care in early care and education settings such as quality rating and improvement systems.