Education Policy Analytics Lab

Teaching and Leadership Effectiveness

Research evidence has consistently shown that teachers and school leaders are the key school factors that influence student learning opportunities and outcomes. Many debates have centered on issues such as pre-service preparation for effective teachers and leaders, in-service training and supports, peer learning and influences among teachers, educator evaluation, and educator labor markets. Our work attends to both the micro-level school environment and macro-level policies that influence the development of teaching and leadership effectiveness.

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Retention and transfer patterns of Black teachers: How do they vary by teacher effectiveness, subjects, and school conditions?

Min Sun (working paper)

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What do graduate surveys tell us about teacher preparation quality?

Kevin Bastian, Min Sun, & Heather Lynn (working paper)

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Building teacher teams: Evidence of positive spillovers from more effective colleagues

Min Sun, Susanna Loeb, & Jason Grissom (2017)

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Work environments and labor markets: Explaining principal turnover gap between charter schools and traditional public schools

Min Sun & Yongmei Ni (2016)

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Principal turnover: Upheaval and uncertainty in charter schools?

Yongmei Ni, Min Sun, & Andrea Rorrer (2015)

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Exploring colleagues’ professional influences on mathematics teachers’ learning

Min Sun, Anne Garrison, Christine Larson, & Kenneth Frank (2014)

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Are teacher effects larger in small classes?

Sypros Konstantopoulos & Min Sun (2014)

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Shaping professional development to promote the diffusion of instructional expertise among teachers

Min Sun, William Penuel, Kenneth Frank, H. Alix Gallagher, & Peter Youngs (2013)

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Is the persistence of teacher effects in early grades larger for lower-performing students?

Sypros Konstantopoulos & Min Sun (2012)

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Using social network analysis to study how collegial interactions can augment teacher learning from external professional development

William Penuel, Min Sun, Kenneth Frank, & H. Alix Gallagher (2012)

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Evaluation of the National Writing Project school partnership: Report on a social network analysis

Min Sun (2012)

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The association of district principal leadership evaluation with learning-centered leadership practice: Evidence from Michigan and Beijing

Min Sun, Peter Youngs, Haiyan Yang,  Hongqi Chu, & Qian Zhao (2012)

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How does district principal evaluation affect learning-centered principal leadership? Evidence from Michigan school districts

Min Sun & Peter Youngs (2009)

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