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Julia E Koppich

Julia E. Koppich is a San Francisco-based education consultant and President of J. Koppich & Associates. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of California at Berkeley and has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, National Governors’ Association, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the National Alliance of Business, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association.

Dr. Koppich has served as co-Principal Investigator for a study of the impact of National Board Certified Teachers in low-performing schools, as senior researcher on the national Strategic Management of Human Capital Project, and as co-Principal Investigator of a recently completed study of Peer Assistance and Review programs in California. She is currently part of the national team of researchers providing technical assistance to recipients of the federal Teacher Incentive Fund grants.

Her areas of specialization are teacher effectiveness (with an emphasis on evaluation and compensation) and public sector labor relations. She is the author of numerous articles and co-author of two books: A Union of Professionals and United Mind Workers: Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society.

Nov 9th, 2011 | 11:50 AM

Cross-posted. As first appeared in Education Week, October 10, 2011.  Reprinted with permission from the authors. 
By Julia E. Koppich & Daniel C. Humphrey.
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