Ever since Americans sent their children to one-room schoolhouses, parents have known what makes a good school: inspiring, organized, and creative teachers. But researchers haven't been able to quantify what, exactly, makes a teacher effective and how to tie that to student achievement.

Now, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation--one of the most influential voices in education policy today--hopes to end that confusion. Nine years and $2 billion into its work to improve America's public schools, the Seattle-based foundation is turning its focus to teacher effectiveness.

"We've been sort of looking around for the silver bullet for education reform, and actually the...

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