CEDR's Director, Dan Goldhaber, has an extensive record of carrying out high-quality, policy-relevant studies focusing on issues of educational productivity and reform at the K-12 level, and the links between K-12 and higher education. Goldhaber is joined by several Affiliate Researchers John Krieg (Western Washington University), Lesley Lavery (Macalester College), and Mark Long (University of Washington), as well as a team of graduate research assistants (see CEDR Staff and Research Affiliate pages for details).

CEDR's research team has a long, demonstrated track record of conducting high-quality, policy-relevant education research on a variety of education topics which range from studying the broad array of human capital policies that influence the composition, distribution, and quality of teachers in the workforce, to assessing the implications of targeted school interventions and the various accountability policies under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), to the implications of charter schools and vouchers.

Collectively the CEDR research team brings a wide range of disciplinary and analytic approaches to problems, including quantitative experimental and quasi-experimental methods as well as qualitative case study approaches. The diverse approaches allow CEDR to investigate issues from many different angles, digging deep into the reasons a particular educational intervention appears effective or ineffective in changing the lives of students.

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

TEACHER RECRUITMENT & SELECTION

A long-standing researcher-practitioner partnership between CEDR and Spokane Public Schools (SPS) has connected data collected during the teacher hiring process in SPS to later teacher outcomes in SPS and other district in Washington

SCHOOL RESOURCES &
EQUITY

CEDR projects have investigated the connections between school resources (e.g., textbook adoption) and students' educational trajectories and outcomes.

POSTSECONDARY
EDUCATION

CEDR projects have explored the impact of programs like Washington's College Bound Scholarship program and students' postsecondary outcomes.

TEACHER PREPARATION & LICENSURE

CEDR projects including the Teacher Education Learning Collaborative (TELC; www.telc.us), the Improving Student Teaching Initiative (ISTI), and others have investigated the connections between specific teacher preparation experiences and measures collected during teacher licensure and later outcomes for teacher candidates.

SPECIAL EDUCATION &
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

CEDR has participated in several projects related to the participation of students with disabilities in career and technical education (CTE) and the extent to which this participation predicts later outcomes

TEACHER LABOR
MARKETS 

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN EDUCATION SYSTEMS & LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES

CEDR projects have investigated the connections between school resources (e.g., textbook adoption) and students' educational trajectories and outcomes.

CEDR has studied processes and outcomes in the teacher labor market like teacher collective bargaining agreements, teacher quality gaps, and teacher layoffs and their connections to student achievement

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS & EFFECTIVENESS

CEDR projects have explored the impact of programs like Washington's College Bound Scholarship program and students' postsecondary outcomes.

TEACHER
PENSIONS

CEDR researchers have studied the teacher pension system in Washington and other states and investigated the connections between pensions systems and teachers' career paths and effectiveness.