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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