Monday, November 13, 2017

The Impact of Incentives to Recruit and Retain Teachers in “Hard-to-Staff” Subjects | JPAM Featured Article

Public school teachers are typically paid according to their education level and years of experience, with no differentiation by subject. Given resistance among teachers and unions to explicit pay differentials, states and school districts have frequently sought to mitigate subject-specific shortages by enhancing non-salary compensation, such as educational subsidies. This study estimates the causal impact of loan forgiveness and bonuses on retention of teachers in Florida public schools.

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Free One-Day Passes for #2017APPAM for Chicago Foundation Staff Members

The APPAM Fall Research Conference is an annual gathering of 2,500 researchers, academics, practitioners and students who come together to share the latest topical research across a variety of policy areas, including education, poverty, family and child policy, health, housing, public management, national security and methods.  The conference will feature 300+ panels of researchers approaching policy problems in an interdisciplinary way, to come up with innovative approaches to solving the most important policy problems we’re facing today.  The conference will be in Chicago, November 2 -4th and the theme of the conference is Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions. 

We’re offering a FREE one day pass to any Chicago-based foundation staff person who might want to come check out the research being presented, network with the scholars, and see why this conference is an important place to come each November to see where the world of policy research is headed.  If you’re interested in securing a pass, please email Tara Sheehan,

For a full listing of conference sessions and other details, click here,
 

 

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