Reforms in the Classroom: An Observational Study of Urban Elementary Teaching

For decades, education researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders have advocated for a wide range of reforms to elementary school instruction. A new study of five urban school districts set out to determine how – and how well – those reforms are being implemented in the classroom.

Harvard University’s Heather Hill joins CPRE senior researcher Caroline Ebby to talk about her article “Learning Lessons From Instruction: Descriptive Results From an Observational Study of Urban Elementary Classrooms.”

Hill discusses her key findings and provides some important takeaways for districts, teachers, researchers, and policymakers across the country.