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Education reform comprises any planned changes in the way a school or school system functions, from teaching methodologies to administrative processes. RAND evaluates school reform models and conducts case-study analyses of individual schools and school systems to identify areas of improvement and highlight best practices and effective reform efforts.

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    Improving Teaching Effectiveness

    Jun 6, 2016

    The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative seeks to determine whether a school can implement a high-quality measure of teaching effectiveness and use it to support and manage teachers in ways that improve student outcomes. The reforms are showing signs of progress in seven sites.

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    'Principal Pipelines' Can Be an Affordable Way to Improve Schools

    Jun 19, 2017

    Improving school leadership by better selecting, training, and evaluating principals can be an affordable way to reduce turnover and improve schools.

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