As it started to become clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would have an impact across multiple schools years, concerns regarding what some called a “mass exodus” of teachers began to rise. Despite these fears, a recent report by Olivia Chi and Andrew Bacher-Hicks that explores the impact of COVID-19 on the teacher workforce of Massachusetts […]
Olivia Chi is an assistant professor of educational leadership & policy studies at BU Wheelock. Her research uses quantitative methods to study the economics of education, with a focus on teacher labor markets, measures of teacher quality, and policies that reduce educational inequality. Chi is affiliated faculty with the Wheelock Educational Policy Center.
New research from Boston University’s Wheelock Education Policy Center (WEPC) finds increases in the racial and ethnic diversity of teachers hired for the 2020–2021 Massachusetts school year. This was particularly true in schools serving the state’s highest concentrations of Black and Latinx students, where roughly 41% of newly hired teachers were people of color. These […]
This fall, BU Wheelock welcomed six new full-time faculty members. Their research interests include teacher quality, the learning needs of students with disabilities, excellence in individuals and teams, labor markets and education policy, and language transition. They are committed to improving systems and unlocking opportunities that will make the world a better place and helping […]