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ERIC Number: ED539998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Redesigning Schools to Reach Every Student with Excellent Teachers: Using Teacher Data to Attract, Reward, & Retain Top Teachers
Public Impact
Thanks to increasingly meaningful teacher evaluations, far more is now known about the effectiveness of teachers in public school classrooms. What should states, districts, and schools do with that knowledge? In policy debates, much of the attention has focused on teachers at the "ineffective" end of the spectrum. With better teacher evaluation, the thinking goes, districts can stop awarding tenure to ineffective teachers. They can dismiss teachers who, in spite of professional development and support, do not improve sufficiently. Policies like these are important, but states that stop there will miss a major chance to transform their schools into places that are far better for students--and for teachers. State and district policymakers must focus even more on opportunities for the top 25 percent of teachers, with strong policies that attract, reward, retain, and extend the reach of highly effective teachers. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Impact