ERIC Number: ED471019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
New Haven Unified School District: A Teaching Quality System for Excellence and Equity.
This monograph describes and analyzes the New Haven Unified School District's teacher quality system, noting the role the personnel office plays in that system. While this urban California district remains a low-wealth district and serves a diverse student population, it has a reputation for excellent schools. One of the factors contributing to the district's success is the early recognition of the essential role of teachers and the support of quality teaching. Six chapters focus on: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Standards for Teachers"; (3) "Recruitment and Retention"; (4) "Teacher Development: Induction for All Newly Hired Teachers"; (5) "Rewarding Knowledge and Skills"; and (6) "Organizing Schools for Student Learning" (via personalization, technology in the classroom, and extended day programs). Four appendixes present Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) support materials, 66 functions of the personnel administrator, professional growth opportunities for BTSA participants, and the CSU-Hayward-New Haven Single Subject Partnership Program. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Beginning Teacher Induction, Computer Uses in Education, Diversity (Student), Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Extended School Day, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Skills, Training, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, New York, NY.