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ERIC Number: ED519725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting and Staffing High-Needs Schools: Recommendations from South Carolina's National Board Certified Teachers[R]
Berry, Barnett; Rasberry, Melissa; Byrd, Ann
Center for Teaching Quality
On August 5, 2006, more than 300 South Carolina National Board Certified Teachers[R] (NBCTs) assembled in Columbia at a policy summit to address the vexing problem of recruiting and retaining accomplished teachers in high-needs schools. Before this summit, the NBCTs read a number of background papers and research summaries. During the summit, they listened to the state's leading policymakers and other educators articulate their views on the issues at hand and then participated in highly-structured, small-group work sessions. Facilitated by specially-prepared teacher leaders, the NBCTs analyzed the facts, grounded them in their own classroom experiences and then developed preliminary ideas about what needed to be done. This paper offers a list of ideas and recommendations that, if heeded, could solve South Carolina's staffing problems in high-needs schools. While it is unlikely that all of these ideas and actions can be implemented immediately, policymakers are urged to give close attention to the proposals because only a comprehensive set of solutions can solve the complex problem of supporting and staffing high-needs schools. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Teaching Quality
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina