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Dara Zeehandelaar

    Author Bio:
    Dara Zeehandelaar, Ph.D., is the national research director at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.


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Undue Process: Why Bad Teachers Rarely Get Fired

The research on “what matters” when it comes to a child’s academic success has been clear for decades: more than anything else that a school can control, the classroom teacher matters most.

01/03/2017

Can Policymakers Fix What Ails Online Charter Schools?

Three recommendations for policymakers in states that are wrestling to turn the rapid development of online schools into a net plus for their pupils.

08/08/2016

How Career and Technical Education in High School Improves Student Outcomes

A new study finds that Arkansas students with greater exposure to CTE are more likely to graduate, enroll in a two-year college, be employed, and have higher wages.

04/14/2016

Is the Friedrichs Case an ‘Existential Threat’ to the Teachers’ Unions?

The Supreme Court has a chance to strike down union agency fees.

08/03/2015
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