Domestic Public Policy

Improving the Teacher Hiring and Match Process: A Research Partnership with Boston Public Schools

Grant Year: 2016


Matthew Kraft, John Papay, and Nathan Jones will assess whether giving principals increased autonomy to hire the teachers who they believe best match the needs of their schools can lead to increases in student achievement. They will use data from Boston Public Schools to examine the effects of a district policy that decentralizes authority for teacher hiring to principals. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of papers.

Brown University Domestic Public Policy

$150,000