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MindSets and Equitable Education

Stanford professor and leading researcher Carol S. Dweck discusses mindsets and how beliefs about intelligence affect learning outcomes. According to her, there are two fundamental mindsets that a student can have about intelligence: it is fixed, or it is fluid and can increase with practice and training. These two mindsets strongly affect students’ perception of their intelligence as well as achievement.

The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness

This report explores public school districts’ failure to measure or record teacher effectiveness in any meaningful way and argue that in addition to measuring and recording teacher effectiveness, school districts should use that information to inform decision-making. They lament that the only way to determine who effective and ineffective teachers are is usually through word of mouth.