Megan Hague Angus

Megan Hague Angus

Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Implementation research
  • School Turnaround
  • Conducting interviews and focus groups with wide variety of stakeholders
Topics
  • Employment
  • Economic Development, Job Creation and Entrepreneurship
  • Training and Re-Employment
  • Education
  • School Reform
  • Early Childhood Systems
About Megan
Megan Angus has more than 15 years of experience conducting qualitative research of programs in education, labor, and welfare. 
 
Angus has contributed to data collection and analysis of program implementation for both small and large scale studies.  Angus primarily focuses on education research with a focus on school turnaround. She contributed to the federal evaluation of the Race to the Top and School Improvement Grant initiatives as well as a study of school turnaround practices for the U.S. Department of Education. Her work also spans program evaluation of Early Head Start programs, employment training programs and TANF. 
 
Angus is currently the deputy director of the Head Start Innovation Fund evaluation based in Detroit. This evaluation is designed to document changes in teacher quality, teacher retention as well as family engagement in Early Head Start programs. She is also the deputy director for consulting and technical assistance work with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, assisting the district in their efforts to reform their low performing schools.
 
Angus joined Mathematica in 2006. Angus holds an MA in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Key Projects
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    Evaluating Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants

    In this study of more than 500 schools, 60 districts, and all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mathematica is conducting an implementation and impact analysis of Race To the Top and School Improvement Grants, two programs that aim to foster systematic school reform.

  • The Study of School Turnaround

    This project is documenting the turnaround process in 25 schools across six states and looking at how these schools have used their School Improvement Grant funds to implement improvement actions.