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Lessons from the Gates Foundation’s Effective Teacher Initiative | IN 60 SECONDS

In the summer of 2018, the RAND Corporation issued a massive study of the Gates Foundation’s ambitious, half-billion-dollar effective teacher initiative. The findings? Mostly negative. RAND concluded that the initiative failed to make a dent in student achievement or to improve teacher quality. The evaluation teaches some useful lessons. One: the systems were too time-consuming and the paperwork too burdensome....