Education researcher wins Paper of the Year for urban school study

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Meadow Homes — Top-flight researchers tend to work at college and universities; Educational Service District 112 is lucky to have Lewis & Clark College assistant professor Sue Feldman doubling as its director of research and assessment. The paper Feldman recently co-wrote with Michael Knapp of the University of Washington, "Managing the intersection of internal and external accountability: Challenge for urban school leadership in the United States," won an international award for Outstanding Paper of the Year from the Journal of Educational Administration. The paper is a study of four large urban school districts. "When a school district implements a policy, it either works or doesn't work, but they don't always have time or resources to look into why," Feldman said. "I'm able to help them implement a research design to … examine what the data is telling us."