Media Mentions

Adam Gamoran in the Wisconsin State Journal

November 10, 2010

Adam Gamoran remarks on the value of Advanced Placement classes (Wisconsin State Journal, 10 Nov).


Allan Odden in Education Week

November 10, 2010

Allan Odden urges school districts to revamp their entire pay schedules, rather than just tinker with lane increases (Education Week, 10 Nov).


VARC in the LA Times

November 9, 2010

The Los Angeles Board of Education has approved a contract with WCER's Value-Added Research Center to analyze teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores (LA Times, 9 Nov).


Adam Gamoran in Education Week

November 5, 2010

Adam Gamoran says states should be required to share student data with researchers as a condition of receiving federal grants to build databases (Education Week, 5 Nov.).


Adam Gamoran on Education Week

November 1, 2010

Adam Gamoran comments on the Institute of Education Sciences' decision to accept some additional research methods as meeting the highest quality bar (Education Week).


MSAN in the Harvard Education Letter

November 1, 2010

In the face of increasing segregation in public schools, the Minority Student Achievement Network works to raise the achievement of African American and Latino students (Harvard Education Letter, v. 26 no. 5).


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recognizes Families and Schools Together

October 31, 2010

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recognizes Families and Schools Together (FAST) as an effective evidence-based family skills program.


VARC in the New York Times

October 20, 2010

The Value-Added Research Center is evaluating teacher contributions to student learning in New York City's 4th and 8th grades (New York Times, 20 Oct.).


Rob Meyer on DallasNews.com

October 12, 2010

Rob Meyer discusses the goal of Value Added Assessment (DallasNews.com, 12 Oct.).


Sara Goldrick-Rab on InTheseTimes.com and The New Republic

October 7, 2010

Sara Goldrick-Rab discusses reform in the world of community colleges (InTheseTimes.com and The New Republic).


Sara Goldrick-Rab Mentioned in the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet

October 5, 2010

The Washington Post's Answer Sheet blog mentions Sara Goldrick-Rab's analysis of completion rates for community college students (Washington Post's Answer Sheet, 5 Oct).


Douglas Harris on WisconsinEye Network

September 30, 2010

Douglas Harris discusses evaluating teachers on WisconsinEye Network


David Williamson Shaffer in the New York Times

September 21, 2010

David Williamson Shaffer's book 'How Computer Games Help Children Learn' is praised by James Paul Gee (New York Times, 21 Sept).


VARC in the Isthmus

September 16, 2010

The Value Added Research Center helps school districts measure teacher effectiveness (Isthmus 16 Sept.).


Allan Odden in the Powell Tribune

August 31, 2010

Allan Odden is working with the Wyoming Legislature’s Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration to improve statewide school testing (Powell Tribune, 31 Aug.).