Education, Labor, and Workforce Development Research

From remote learning to classroom equity to local workforce training initiatives, Pardee RAND students explore a wide range of education and labor policy issues. RAND research has examined educational systems and school-to-work pipelines for almost five decades. Students have coauthored research on topics from early childhood education to postsecondary education, as well as educator effectiveness, instructional technology, employment outcomes, and retirement.

Student-Faculty Research Collaborations

Through project-based research and other experiential learning opportunities, students work with faculty mentors to obtain professional skills and tacit knowledge that courses alone cannot convey. Here are a few recent projects and their resulting research.

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Improving Teaching Effectiveness

Gabriel Weinberger (cohort '13) and professor Italo Gutierrez evaluated the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative. They found a recent upward trajectory in student outcomes that suggests reforms implemented might be on the way to having a positive effect.

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Improving School Leadership Under ESSA

Students Aziza Arifkhanova, Andriy Bega, Emilio Chavez-Herrerias and Eugene Han worked with professors Patricia Herman and Susan Gates to provide education policymakers with guidance on the use of evidence-based school leadership programs.

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Faculty Mentors

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