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Staffing a Low-Performing School: Behavioral Responses to Selective Teacher Transfer Incentives

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  • Ali Protik
  • Steven Glazerman
  • Julie Bruch
  • Bing-ru Teh

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This working paper examines behavioral responses to an incentive program that offers high-performing teachers in 10 school districts across the country $20,000 to transfer into the district's hardest-to-staff schools. Specifically, the paper looks at high-performing teachers' willingness to transfer and the effect of the transfer offer on the internal dynamics of receiving schools.

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  • Ali Protik & Steven Glazerman & Julie Bruch & Bing-ru Teh, 2013. "Staffing a Low-Performing School: Behavioral Responses to Selective Teacher Transfer Incentives," Mathematica Policy Research Reports eba34433b9304274b3ce5da6d, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    TTI Low-Performing Schools Behavioral Responses Teachers; Working paper 28;

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