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EPI Policy briefs

Effects of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Education Centers

March 1, 2021
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Christina Weiland, Paola Guerrero Rosada, Anne Taylor, Louisa Penfold, Catherine Snow, Jason Sachs, Meghan McCormick
This brief is part of an ongoing study that is tracking implementation of the Boston Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) expansion, including effects of the COVID-19 crisis on UPK community-based centers. We use administrative and interview data to...
EPI Policy briefs

The Power of Teacher Selection to Improve Education

March 1, 2016
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Brian Jacob
This brief describes the findings from a study of the teacher selection system used by the District of Columbia Public Schools, which concludes that smart hiring can be less costly and more effective in raising teacher quality than many popular...