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ERIC Number: ED544403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Hiring, Transfer and Assignment in Portland Public Schools. Executive Summary
New Teacher Project
Between November and June 2007, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) engaged in an extensive review of teacher staffing policies and practices in Portland Public Schools (PPS). The New Teacher Project's analysis shows significant areas of concern regarding the hiring, assignment, and transfer processes in Portland Public Schools. TNTP believes the data make clear that the current staffing system is broadly ineffective for stakeholders and participants, and that it leads to almost universal frustration. Portland's teachers, schools and students deserve better. Reforms to the current rules and processes can result in improved teacher satisfaction with the hiring system, improved school-level morale, and greater collaboration between teachers and administrators. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
New Teacher Project. 186 Joralemon Street Suite 300, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Tel: 718-233-2800; Fax: 718-643-9202; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Teacher Project
Identifiers - Location: Oregon