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Lai, Ijun; Wood, W. Jesse; Imberman, Scott A.; Jones, Nathan D.; Strunk, Katharine O. – Educational Researcher, 2021
Although most students with disabilities (SWDs) receive instruction from general education teachers, little empirical work has investigated whether these students have suitable access to high-quality teachers. We explore the differences in teacher quality experienced by SWDs and students without disabilities (non-SWDs) in the Los Angeles Unified…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Naito, Natsumi; Theobald, Roddy – Educational Researcher, 2021
We use a unique dataset of student teaching placements in the State of Washington and a proxy for teacher shortages, the proportion of new teacher hires in a school or district with emergency teaching credentials, to provide the first empirical evidence of a relationship between student teaching placements and teacher shortages. We find that…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Distribution, Teacher Placement
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Ertem, Hasan Yücel – Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 2021
Central exams which are reflection of structure of education systems determine many schooling processes. Especially, scores coming from these exams are indicators for student performance. Transition to upper-secondary school from lower-secondary school is based on "System of Transition to Upper-Secondary Schools" (LGS). The current study…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Grade 8, Placement Tests
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Bruno, Paul; Rabovsky, Sarah J.; Strunk, Katharine O. – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
Novice teachers' professional contexts may have important implications for their effectiveness, development, and retention. However, due to data limitations, descriptions of these contexts are often unidimensional or vague. Using 10 years of administrative data from the Los Angeles Unified School District, we describe patterns of new teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Distribution, Teacher Placement, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Environment
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Cardichon, Jessica; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Yang, Man; Scott, Caitlin; Shields, Patrick M.; Burns, Dion – Learning Policy Institute, 2020
Decades of research show that fully certified and experienced teachers matter for student achievement. Yet, providing all students with equitable access to such teachers has long been a struggle in U.S. schools. This report analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Education's two most recent years of the biannual Civil Rights Data Collection…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Milliken, Matthew; Bates, Jessica; Smith, Alan – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
Education is a key mechanism for the restoration of inter-community relations in post-conflict societies. The Northern Ireland school system remains divided along sectarian lines. Much research has been conducted into the efficacy of initiatives developed to bring children together across this divide but there has been an absence of studies into…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teacher Distribution, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences
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Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Asare-Nuamah, Peter; Nketsia, William; Asibey, Benedict Osei; Arinaitwe, Gilbert – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2020
Access to education for children living in rural communities is widely known to be hampered by inequitable teacher deployment to rural schools. While much is known about the barriers encountered by teachers in Ghana, little is known about the factors that enhance teacher retention in rural schools. In this study, the four-capital teacher retention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Persistence, Rural Schools, Social Capital
Fuchsman, Dillon; Sass, Tim R.; Zamarro, Gema – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2020
Teacher turnover has adverse consequences for student achievement and imposes large financial costs for schools. Some have argued that high-stakes testing may lower teachers' satisfaction with their jobs and could be a major contributor to teacher attrition. In this paper, we exploit changes in the tested grades and subjects in Georgia to study…
Descriptors: Testing, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Distribution, High Stakes Tests
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Fitchett, Paul G.; Dillard, Jendayi B.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; Mosley, Kristen – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Combining secondary data from the National Center for Education Statistics National Teacher Principal Survey (NTPS) and Common Core of Data (CCD), this exploratory study examined the distribution of teacher race/ethnicity across the race/ethnicity of the schools in which they work and the extent that teacher and school race/ethnicity was…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Race, Ethnicity, Teacher Distribution
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Goldhaber, Dan; Strunk, Katharine O.; Brown, Nate; Naito, Natsumi; Wolff, Malcolm – AERA Open, 2020
Using unique data from California on teacher job vacancies, we investigate staffing challenges across the urbanicity spectrum, focusing on the extent to which the characteristics of rural school systems explain the differences in staffing challenges as measured by vacancy rates and emergency credentialed teachers, relative to other urbanicities.…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Teacher Recruitment, Rural Urban Differences
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Dillon, Erin; Malick, Steven – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2020
Concerned about the expense of teacher turnover, its disruption to schools and students, and its potential effect on students' access to effective teachers, the School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic to better understand students' access to effective teachers and the factors related to…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Access to Education, Beginning Teachers
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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2020
Concerned about the expense of teacher turnover, its disruption to schools and students, and its potential effect on students' access to effective teachers, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic to better understand students' access to effective teachers and the factors related to…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Access to Education, Beginning Teachers
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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2020
This document contains the appendixes for the full report, "Teacher Turnover and Access to Effective Teachers in the School District of Philadelphia". The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) provided data on teacher employment, teacher characteristics, student-teacher linkages, and school characteristics. The district's Office of…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Access to Education, Beginning Teachers
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Benson, Tracey; Bryant, Amber; Gezer, Tuba – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Racial segregation has been an ongoing issue in American education and one of the leading contributors to the racial achievement gap. Prior to the Brown v. Board decision of 1954, Black Americans were legally relegated to substandard schools and educational opportunities. Post-Brown, racial segregation continues to manifest as a result of "de…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Student Diversity, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine – Economic Policy Institute, 2020
The teacher shortage in the United States is an increasingly recognized but still poorly understood crisis. Much attention has focused on the size of the shortage (about 110,000 teachers in the 2017-2018 school year, by one estimate), its monetary costs, and the negative effects of the shortage on students, teachers, and the public education…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Distribution
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