American Educational Research Association Honors RAND Research with 'Outstanding Policy Report' Award


Apr 2, 2012

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A RAND Education report, A Big Apple for Educators, will receive the first "Outstanding Policy Report" award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The report analyzes the Schoolwide Performance Bonus Program, which was implemented by the New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers in an effort to improve student performance through school-based financial incentives.

RAND's contributions to education research and analysis will be in the spotlight at AERA's yearly conference on April 13–17, 2012. RAND experts will present their work and participate in panel discussions, and the award will be presented.