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Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; Player, Daniel – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2011
In this paper we examine the mobility of early-career teachers of varying quality, measured using value-added estimates of teacher performance. Unlike previous studies that have examined these issues, we focus on the variation in these effects across the effectiveness distribution. We find that, on average, more effective teachers tend to stay in…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence
Gross, Betheny; DeArmond, Michael; Goldhaber, Dan – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2010
Education reformers routinely call on school districts to stop hiring teachers based on seniority, which they argue interferes with effective staffing, especially in disadvantaged schools. The few researchers who have empirically studied the issue, however, disagree about whether seniority-based hiring is systematically associated with staffing…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Persistence, Personnel Selection
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DeArmond, Michael; Gross, Betheny; Goldhaber, Dan – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2010
In this article, the authors explore how school-based hiring reforms play out among schools serving different students in different locations within a single district. In particular, they consider how the intersection of school-based capacity and local school context affect teacher selection practice and outcomes. The analysis is based on a…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, School Districts
Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; Player, Daniel – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
In this paper we examine the mobility of early-career teachers of varying quality, measured using value-added estimates of teacher performance. Unlike previous studies that have examined these issues, we focus on the variation in these effects across the effectiveness distribution. We find that, on average, more effective teachers tend to stay in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Evidence, Faculty Mobility
Gross, Betheny; Goldhaber, Dan – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2009
As the demand for higher education has grown, so has the role of community colleges in providing post-secondary education to students. The development of curriculum articulation and school transfer policies is one policy movement that demonstrates the extent to which state policymakers view community colleges as creating greater and broader access…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Transfer Rates (College), Articulation (Education), Transfer Policy
Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; DeBurgomaster, Scott – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2008
This paper reviews state cross-institutional policies designed to better integrate state community colleges with traditional four-year colleges and university system schools, commonly referred to as "transfer and articulation policies," and examines how patterns of college attendance, transfer, and degree earning vary across states with different…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Articulation (Education), Transfer Policy
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Gross, Betheny; Booker, T. Kevin; Goldhaber, Dan – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2009
Between the late 1980s and early 2000s, schools, districts, states, and the federal government devoted enormous resources to the implementation of Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) models. With more than 1.6 billion federal dollars distributed through the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) project and its successor, the CSR project,…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Federal Government