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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Ferguson, Ronald, and Charlotte Danielson. "How Framework for Teaching and Tripod 7Cs Evidence Distinguish Key Components of Effective Teaching." Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems: New Guidance form the Measures of Effective Teaching Project. Ed. Thomas J. Kane, Kerri A. Kerr, and Robert C. Pianta. Jossey-Bass, July 2014.
Ferguson, Ronald, and Eric Hirsch. "How Working Conditions Predict Teaching Quality and Student Outcomes." Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems: New Guidance form the Measures of Effective Teaching Project. Ed. Thomas J. Kane, Kerri A. Kerr, and Robert C. Pianta. Jossey-Bass, July 2014.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Conceiving Regional Pathways to Prosperity Systems." Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America. Ed. Laura Perna. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Modernizing Federal Influence on American Schools." Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America's Schools. Ed. Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly. Harvard Education Press, 2012, 253-272.
Ferguson, Ronald. "How Students’ Views Predict Graduation Outcomes and Reveal Instructional Disparities under Children First Reforms." Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation's Most Complex School System. Ed. O’Day, Jennifer A., Catherine S. Bitter, and Louis M. Gomez. Harvard Education Press, 2011, 225-254.
Ferguson, Ronald. "What We've Learned about 'Stalled Progress' in Closing the Black-White Achievement Gap." Steady Gains and Stalled Progress: Inequality and the Black-White Test Score Gap. Ed. Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel. Russell Sage, 2008, 320-344.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Helping Students of Color Meet High Standards." Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School. Ed. Mica Pollock. Harvard Education Press, 2008, 78-81.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Toward Excellence with Equity: The Role of Parenting and Transformative School Reform." The Price We Pay: Economic and Social Consequences of Inadequate Education. Ed. Clive R. Belfield and Henry M. Levin. Brookings Institution Press, 2007, 225-254.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Afterword: Opportunity Now: Raising Achievement in Spite of Structural Impediments." The Opportunity Gap: Achievement and Inequality in Education. Ed. Carol DeShano da Silva, James Philip Huguley, Zenub Kakli, and Radhika Rao. Harvard Education Press, 2007, 321-326.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Why America's Black-White School Achievement Gap Persists." Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and UK. Ed. Glenn C. Loury, Tariq Modood and Steve M. Teles. Cambridge University Press, 2005, 309-341.
Ferguson, Ronald. "An Unfinished Journey: The Legacy of Brown and the Narrowing of the Achievement Gap." Annual Editions 05/06: Education. Ed. Fred Schultz. McGraw Hill, 2005.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Teacher Perceptions and Expectations and the Black-White Test Score Gap." Educating African American Males: Voices from the Field. Ed. O.S. Fashola. Corwin Press, 2005, 179-128.
Dorgan, Kathleen, and Ronald Ferguson. "Success Factors in Community-Wide Initiatives for Youth Development." The Youth Development Handbook: Coming of Age in American Communities. Ed. Stephen F. Hamilton and Mary Agnes Hamilton. Sage, 2003.
Ballantine, John, and Ronald Ferguson. "Plastic Manufacturers: How Competitive Strategies and Technology Decisions Transformed Jobs and Increased Pay Disparity Among Rank-and-File Workers." Low Wage America: How Employers Are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace. Ed. Eileen Appelbaum, Annette Bernhardt, and Richard J. Murnane. Sage, 2003.
Ferguson, Ronald. “Community Revitalization, Jobs, and the Well-Being of the Inner-City Poor.” Understanding Poverty in America: Progress and Problems. Ed. Sheldon Danziger and Robert Haveman. Harvard University Press, 2002.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Why Racial Integration and Other Policies Since Brown v. Board of Education Have Only Partially Succeeded at Narrowing the Achievement Gap." Achieving High Educational Standards for All: Conference Summary. Ed. Timothy Ready, Christopher Edley, and Catherine Snow. National Academy Press, 2002.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Racial Test-Score Trends 1971-1996, Popular Culture and Community Standards." America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences. Ed. Neil Smelser, William Julius Wilson, and Faith Mitchell. National Academy Press, 2001.
Ferguson, Ronald. "A Diagnostic Analysis of Black-White GPA Disparities in Shaker Heights, Ohio." Brookings Papers on Education Policy. .Brookings Institution, 2001.