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A high-quality education is critical to the future of our nation's children and our country's economic success, but many lack access to effective teachers and schools. Mathematica studies public and private efforts to improve the quality of education and competitiveness of our workforce. Our work helps advance the science of education research and further discourse about education reform.


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According to our study of the Talent Transfer Initiative,
a $20,000 incentive for high-performing teachers to move to low-performing schools

helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.