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Daniela Torre, Ph.D., has research interests in quantitative methods, program evaluation, teacher policy and school improvement, with a focus on the education of English learners and at-risk students.
Torre works on several projects using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. These include the Evaluation of IDEA's Charter School Program grant in Texas funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Evaluation of the New Generation of Educators Initiative in California funded by the Bechtel Foundation and the Evaluation of the McKnight Foundation's Education and Learning Program.
Torre earned her Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. At Vanderbilt, she studied how teacher and peer characteristics were associated with the math and reading achievement of English learners using a quasi-experimental research design.
Before attending Vanderbilt, Torre taught for five years in both traditional public schools and charter schools.
Torre earned her M.A. in teaching English to students of other languages from American University in Washington, D.C.