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Sindelar, Paul T.; Pua, Daisy J.; Fisher, Tiffany; Peyton, David J.; Brownell, Mary T.; Mason-Williams, Loretta – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this commentary, we revisit "NCLB and the Demand for Highly Qualified Teachers: Challenges and Solutions for Rural Schools," an article we published in this journal in 2005. We consider the predictions we made then about the impact of the Highly Qualified Teacher mandate on special education teacher (SET) shortages in rural states and…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; Stuckey, Daniel – Educational Leadership, 2018
The authors provide an updated analysis of demographic trends in teaching profession, finding that the profession is growing, becoming more inexperienced, and more diverse. The trends and others, they write, shed light on the teacher pipeline today and offer insights on teacher-staffing issues, even as they raise important policy questions.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Educational Change
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Cardina, Catherine E.; James, Alisa R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
This article discusses the professional development needs of beginning physical education teachers based on data extracted from the 2011-2012 Schools and Staffing Survey. The authors identified ways to enhance professional development in a manner that addresses the specific needs of both newly hired and veteran physical education teachers. They…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shakeel, M. Danish; DeAngelis, Corey A. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
A safe school environment is essential for effective learning and the inculcation of civic values. The article presents a comparative analysis of school climate and safety in private and public schools using nationally representative data from the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) 2011-2012. Ordinal logistic regressions are used to study…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Environment, Principals, School Safety
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Sun, Min; Saultz, Andrew; Ye, Yincheng – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
The media suggest that accountability pressure increases teacher stress and drives teachers away from teaching, resulting in teachers leaving disadvantaged schools that serve larger proportions of poor and minority students. However, no prior work has systematically examined the changes in the national trends of teacher turnover in response to No…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Labor Market
Carver-Thomas, Desiree – Equity Assistance Center Region II, Intercultural Development Research Association, 2017
This paper examines the current state of teachers of color in the workforce, the factors that affect the recruitment, hiring, and retention of teachers of color, and opportunities for growing a stable workforce of teachers of color. The first section of this paper, The Current State of Teachers of Color in the United States, includes a description…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Minority Group Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
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Sparks, Dinah; Malkus, Nat – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This report uses teacher responses to the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) public and private school teacher questionnaires from the 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 school years. SASS is a system of related questionnaires that provide descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education in the United States. The SASS system covers…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Job Satisfaction, Teachers
Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; May, Henry – Educational Leadership, 2016
The impact of accountability on U.S. schools, for good or ill, is a subject of debate and research. The authors recently studied an aspect of accountability that had previously received little attention. They asked, do accountability reforms affect public schools' ability to retain their teachers? By analyzing data from the Schools and Staffing…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Schools, Teacher Persistence, Surveys
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2016
Diversity is inherently valuable. Research shows that diversity in schools, including racial diversity among teachers, can provide significant benefits to students. While students of color are expected to make up 56 percent of the student population by 2024, the elementary and secondary educator workforce is still overwhelmingly white. The most…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Whites, Minority Group Teachers, National Surveys
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Banks, Tachelle – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
The majority of teachers in the United States are of a different race, ethnicity, class, gender, and linguistic dominance from that of their students. Teachers are specifically challenged by a variety of racial and ethnic issues as they enter their classrooms. This paper discusses the importance of educator preparation programs devoting attention…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Urban Education, Urban Teaching
Boser, Ulrich; Hanna, Robert – Center for American Progress, 2014
Over the past few years, there has been an ever-growing chorus of those who grumble that teachers are unhappy with their lack of control and freedom and have grown to deeply dislike their jobs. This article asks if teachers really lack autonomy and freedom, and wonders if as a nation, whether or not we have reached the right balance of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Surveys, Principals
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Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Education Next, 2014
The quality of the teacher workforce in the United States is of considerable concern to education stakeholders and policymakers. Numerous studies show that student academic success depends in no small part on access to high-quality teachers. Many pundits point to the fact that in the United States, teachers tend not to be drawn from the top of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Trend Analysis
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Bitterman, Amy; Gray, Lucinda; Goldring, Rebecca – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents selected findings from the Public School and Private School Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Bitterman, Amy; Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents selected findings from the Public School Principal and Private School Principal Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents selected findings from the Public School Teacher and Private School Teacher Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with…
Descriptors: Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Racial Differences, Institutional Characteristics
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