Rice University sociologist to release results of teacher performance pay study


David Ruth

Amy Hodges

Rice University sociologist to release results of teacher performance pay study

HOUSTON – (April 23, 2013) – Results of a Rice University study highlighting the impact of performance pay in the nation’s seventh-largest public school district will be released at 2 p.m. CDT April 25 during a conference call and media availability in Sewall Hall, Room 592, on the Rice campus.

Study author Ruth Lopez Turley, associate professor of sociology at Rice and co-director of the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), and Terry Grier, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, will be available to discuss the study’s findings. HERC is part of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

What: Release of “Houston Independent School District’s ASPIRE Program: Estimated Effects of Receiving Financial Awards,” a report evaluating the impact of performance pay in the nation’s seventh-largest school district.

When: 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 25.

Where: Sewall Hall, Room 592, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston.

For more information, contact Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.

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