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Clark, Melissa; McConnell, Sheena; Constantine, Jill; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Schools serving low-income students struggle to attract effective teachers, particularly in science and math. In response to these staffing difficulties, states have tried to lower the barriers to becoming a teacher by establishing "alternative routes to certification." These routes enable teachers to begin teaching before completing all…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (NJ1), 2010
Created in 2007, the Teaching Fellowship builds on Woodrow Wilson's sixty-five-year commitment to strengthen American education by bringing talented individuals into education careers. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks both to recruit and prepare new teachers with outstanding records of achievement and to transform the college and…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employment Patterns, Teacher Recruitment, Talent
Steele, Jennifer L.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2010
During a two-year period from 2000-2002, California awarded a $20,000 Governor's Teaching Fellowship (GTF) to 1,169 people enrolled in traditional, post-baccalaureate teacher licensure programs who agreed to teach in low-performing public schools for four years after earning their licenses. The GTF was a policy response to longstanding evidence…
Descriptors: Incentives, Fellowships, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Recruitment