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Michelle Reininger

Michelle Reininger ( is an Assistant Professor (Research) and the Executive Director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis. She returns to Stanford, where she received a PhD in the economics of education and an MA in economics, from her position as an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Learning Sciences at Northwestern University and a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research. At Northwestern, Reininger studied the dynamics of teacher and principal labor markets including preparation, recruitment, and retention. She is currently involved in two longitudinal studies of the career paths of teachers and principals in the Chicago Public School System. Her work has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the American Education Research Association, and the Joyce Foundation. A former chemistry teacher, Reininger has also received an MA in education policy from the University of Virginia.

Teachers' Preferences to Teach Underserved Students. Matthew Ronfeldt, Andrew Kwok, Michelle Reininger. Urban Education, 2014.
Recruitment or Preparation? Investigating the Effects of Teacher Characteristics and Student Teaching. Matthew Ronfeldt, Michelle Reininger, Andrew Kwok. Journal of Teacher Education, 64(4), pp. 319-337. 2013.
More or better student teaching? Matthew Ronfeldt, Michelle Reininger. Teaching and Teacher Education28(8), pp. 1091-1106. 2012.
Who comes back? A longitudinal analysis of the re-entry behavior of exiting teachers. Jason Grissom, Michelle Reininger. Education Finance and Policy, 7(4), pp. 425-454. 2012.
Hometown disadvantage? It depends on where you’re from: teachers' location preferences and the implications for staffing schools. Michelle Reininger. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 34(2), pp. 127-145. 2012.
Surveying the landscape of teacher education in New York city: Constrained variation and the challenge of innovation. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Karen Hammerness, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Morva McDonald, Michelle Reininger, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 30(4), pp. 319-343. 2008.
Who goes into early-entry programs? Karen Hammerness, Michelle Reininger. In P. Grossman & S. Loeb (Eds.), Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of teacher education Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 31-64. 2008.
Public policy and teacher labor markets: What we know and why it matters. Susanna Loeb, Michelle Reininger. The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2004.