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Strunk, Katharine O.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Goldhaber, Dan; Marianno, Bradley D.; Kilbride, Tara; Theobald, Roddy – Educational Policy, 2018
We examine more than 1,000 collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in place across California, Michigan, and Washington. We investigate the prevalence of a set of 43 key provisions between and within these states, providing the first comprehensive comparison of CBA terms using data drawn from economically and demographically different districts,…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Associations, State Policy, Correlation
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Tien, Christopher – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
Concerns about the (lack of) diversity of the U.S. teacher workforce--and, in particular, the mismatch between the demographics of the teacher workforce and the nation's students--are not new. Recruitment of minorities into teaching has long been a policy goal, particularly in districts with large percentages of minority students (Dometrius &…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Public School Teachers
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Holden, Kristian; Brown, Nate – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
Barriers to the cross-state mobility of the teacher workforce can have undesirable effects on the teacher workforce and student outcomes. While a large literature addresses issues related to within-state mobility, very little is known about patterns of cross-state mobility. This paper addresses that research gap. We describe features of Oregon's…
Descriptors: Barriers, Faculty Mobility, Experienced Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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
Goldhaber, Dan; Anthony, Emily – 2003
Recent research suggests that teacher quality is the most important educational input predicting student achievement. Nonetheless, many teachers are less academically skilled than college graduates in other occupations. This study explores characteristics of highly qualified teachers and the connections that exist between these attributes and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Teacher Certification