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ERIC Number: ED539988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Opportunity at the Top: How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great. Summary
Public Impact
Public Impact asked a simple question: "Will our nation's boldest efforts to recruit more top teachers and remove the least effective teachers put an excellent teacher in every classroom?" They ran the numbers and discovered the disappointing answer: No. But that's not the end of the story. With a change in schools' strategies, they realized, 87 percent of classes could be taught by excellent teachers--those who close achievement gaps and raise the bar to internationally competitive levels--in a mere half-decade. That change requires extending the reach of top teachers to more students--and keeping those teachers on the job through vastly expanded career advancement opportunities. Just as important, all teachers need a wider range of roles providing opportunities for development, team collaboration, and excellence at work. Together, these changes form what is called an "Opportunity Culture" for America's teachers. This paper discusses why students need excellent teachers consistently and describes how school can give every student an excellent teacher. [For related reports, see "Opportunity at the Top: How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great. Executive Summary" (ED539999) and "Opportunity at the Top: How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great" (ED539995).]
Public Impact. 504 Dogwood Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Tel: 919-240-7955; Fax: 919-928-8473; e-mail: info@publicimpact.com; Web site: http://www.publicimpact.com
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Authoring Institution: Public Impact