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April 11, 2024

Jerry Miner Lecture Series: Matthew Kraft


Eggers Hall 060


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM



Dr. Matthew Kraft will present "Taking Tutoring to Scale in Metro Nashville Public Schools: A Multi-Year Analysis" at the annual Jerry Miner Lecture.

Dr. Kraft is an Associate Professor of Education and Economics at Brown University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His primary work focuses on efforts to improve educator and organizational effectiveness in K-12 public schools.

His scholarship examines efforts to improve teacher hiring, professional development, evaluation, and working conditions; the application of new approaches to interpreting effect sizes in education research; and the development of school-based tutoring and mentoring programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has published over 40 academic articles in leading education, economics, and public policy journals. His research has received over $5 million in total grant funding from a range of federal agencies and private foundations. His work has been cited over 12,000 times, and he is consistently ranked among the top 200 scholars on Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Dr. Kraft is regularly quoted and his research is frequently featured in national news outlets. He is the recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Public Communication Award, the Society for Educational Effectiveness Early Career Award, the William T. Grant Early Career Scholar Award, the Brown University Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award for the most outstanding article across the seven flagship AERA journals, and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.


Sponsored by the Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP), this lecture series is named in honor of Jerry Miner, Professor Emeritus and EFAP faculty associate who is widely known for his research in public finance and education finance and one of very few scholars who understands the New York State education aid formulas. In previous years, the Jerry Miner Lecture has hosted experts in public and education finance. The list includes Susanna Loeb, Eugenia Toma, Susan Dynarski, Scott Iberman and many others. Topics have included teacher quality and retention, school finance reform, and economic and racial diversity in schools.

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