Ethan Scherer is a research associate for the Center for Education Policy Research where he leads the analytic design and execution for both Proving Ground and the Boston Charter Research Collaborative. Prior to joining CEPR, he completed a Ph.D. in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Ethan’s doctoral research focused on whether bonuses for teachers and principals improved student achievement as well as whether voters held school board members accountable for their performance. At RAND, Ethan worked on projects related to district reform, teacher effectiveness, and out-of-school time. He has also worked as a teaching assistant for classes on empirical analysis, microeconomics, and statistical methods. Ethan holds an M.P.P in public policy from UCLA and B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University.