ERIC Number: EJ864176
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Publication Date: 2009-Nov-11
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Report Calls for Improvements to "Human Capital" Practices
Maxwell, Lesli A.
Education Week, v29 n11 p1, 11 Nov 2009
A report from a high-powered education task force called last week for states and school districts to overhaul how they recruit, prepare, evaluate, and compensate teachers. Released by Strategic Management of Human Capital, the series of 20 policy recommendations for state and district policymakers is aimed primarily at improving the teaching corps in the nation's 100 largest school districts, although some recommendations are geared toward improving the effectiveness of principals. The initiative is a project of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and is supported by funding from foundations. It is headed by Allan R. Odden, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and James A. Kelly, the founding president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Descriptors: Human Capital, School Districts, Evaluation, Principals, Educational Improvement, Teacher Recruitment, Educational Practices, Teacher Effectiveness
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