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Tyler and Papay teacher quality research ranked best

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Education and Economics John Papay and Professor of Education, Public Policy, and Economics John Tyler has topped the National Council on Teacher Quality's list of best teacher quality research for 2016. The study, "Learning job skills from colleagues at work: Evidence from a field experiment using teacher performance data," helped schools pair teachers who struggle with teachers who excel in a particular area and evaluated the resulting on-the-job learning from coworkers. 

(Distributed March 23, 2017)

Native Americans shipped abroad as slaves

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The forced migration of Native Americans via slavery increased greatly following King Philip's War, says Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher in a recent study. In "Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves," Fisher notes the many New England Native Americans who were forced into slavery and often shipped to the Caribbean, including Natives who surrendered during the war in order to avoid enslavement. Read more here.
(Distributed March 16, 2017)
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