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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
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