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Justin Smith - How important are school principals in the production of student achievement?

Though parents tend to focus on kids' teachers, research by Justin Smith (Assistant Professor, Laurier Economics) and Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto) focuses on the principals. Based on student performance in BC elementary schools, they find top-tier principals significantly boost math and reading scores.
Read the article in the Globe and Mail.
Read the full article in the Canadian Journal of Economics.

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LCERPA, the Veissman Centre , and Laurier's School of Business and Economics are pleased to have Carolyn Wilkins as our Economist-in-Residence. She will be speaking on "Money in a Digital World" at Laurier on November 13, 2014.


LCERPA presents Economic Outlook 2015

Can tech and manufacturing sectors in Waterloo Region survive growing foreign competition?
Craig Alexander (TD Bank Financial Group) and panelists Christos Shiamptanis (Laurier Economics) and Janette MacDonald (City of Kitchener and WRCERG) offer their insights November 6, 2014.
Visit laurieralumni.ca/economicoutlook for tickets and information.

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