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Steve Cantrell


Dr. Steve Cantrell is Vice President for Measurement and Evaluation at Bridge and a Senior Fellow at George Washington University’s FutureEd. He is a former head of evaluation and research at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he co-directed the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project and led the foundation’s internal measurement, learning, and analytics. Cantrell is a former Executive Director of the US Department of Education's Regional Educational Laboratory – Midwest. He is a former Chief Research Scientist for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is the co-author of Better Feedback for Better Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Cantrell’s career began as a middle school teacher. He holds degrees from Brown University (AB, Economics) and University of Southern California (Ph.D., Public Administration).

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How The World Bank Can Help Build Better Teachers

A close look at the Gates Foundation’s Measures of Effective Teaching project (MET) could help the World Bank avoid likely pitfalls and realize its vision for its new classroom observation tool.

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