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ERIC Number: ED512694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-16
Pages: 74
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Human Capital in Seattle Public Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain Effective Teachers
National Council on Teacher Quality
Staffing each classroom with an effective teacher is the most important function of a school district. Doing so requires strategic personnel policies and smart practices. This analysis reviews the Seattle Public Schools' teacher policies linked most directly to teacher effectiveness. Ten policy goals frame the analysis. Each of these goals is supported by a strong rationale that is grounded by research and practitioner insight. This report examines four areas of teacher governance in which better policies--both state and local--could improve teacher quality. These areas are: (1) Compensation; (2) Transfer and Assignment; (3) Work Day; and (4) Developing effective teachers and exiting in effective teachers. "The Impact of Teachers' Advanced Degrees on Student Learning" (Metin Ozdemir, and Wendy Stevenson) is appended. (Contains 31 figures and 32 footnotes.) [Additional funding for this report was provided by a grant from the Alliance for Education.]
National Council on Teacher Quality. 1420 New York Avenue NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-393-0020; Fax: 202-393-0095; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: Washington