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National Council on Teacher Quality, 2018
A great deal of attention has been given to the learning loss that can take place under brand new teachers, but there is a growing body of research that shows moving teachers between grade levels, or "grade switching," can actually be harmful to student achievement, too. While grade switching is a common practice for many reasons (about…
Descriptors: Instructional Program Divisions, Teacher Distribution, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Fumia, Danielle – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use panel data in Washington State to study the extent to which teacher assignments between fourth and eighth grade explain gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students--as defined by underrepresented minority status (URM) and eligibility for free or reduced price lunch (FRL)--in their eighth grade math test scores and high school course…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Correlation, Mathematics Tests, Scores
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Arnett, Thomas – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
Research demonstrates that student-centered teaching strategies (tutoring, small-group learning, mastery-based learning, and individualized instruction) can help students excel. Many schools have turned to blended learning--integrating online learning into brick-and-mortar schools--to help implement these strategies sustainably and effectively.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Blended Learning, Teacher Role, Innovation
OECD Publishing, 2018
Teachers are the most important resource in today's schools. In every country, teachers' salaries and training represent the greatest share of expenditure in education. And this investment in teachers can have significant returns: research shows that being taught by the best teachers can make a real difference in the learning and life outcomes of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Luschei, Thomas F.; Jeong, Dong Wook – Educational Researcher, 2018
Although substantial evidence from the United States suggests that more qualified teachers are disproportionately concentrated in the schools and classrooms of academically and socioeconomically advantaged children, it is not clear whether the problem of teacher sorting is global in scope. This study uses data from the 2013 Teaching and Learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Distribution, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Troppe, Patricia; Milanowski, Anthony T.; Heid, Camilla; Gill, Brian; Ross, Christine – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
This report describes the implementation of policies and initiatives supported by Title I and Title II-A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) during the 2013-14 school year. Title I is one of the U.S. Department of Education's largest programs, accounting for $15 billion in the 2016 federal budget. Historically, Title I has…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Troppe, Patricia; Milanowski, Anthony T.; Heid, Camilla; Gill, Brian; Ross, Christine – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
This report describes the implementation of policies and initiatives supported by Title I and Title II-A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) during the 2013-14 school year. Title I is one of the U.S. Department of Education's largest programs, accounting for $15 billion in the 2016 federal budget. Historically, Title I has…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Hensley, Elizabeth; Ottem, Randolph; Levesque, Karen – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2017
This report uses data drawn from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS:12), administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the U.S. Department of Education, to present an in-depth look at the career and technical education (CTE) teaching profession today. The purpose of this report is to provide policymakers and…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Career Education
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Fuller, Edward J.; Hollingworth, Liz; Pendola, Andrew – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: Our primary purpose is to examine the degree to which state equity plans identify the distribution of principals and principal turnover as factors influencing three leadership mechanisms that affect student access to effective teachers--namely, hiring of teachers, building instructional capacity of teachers, and managing teacher turnover.…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Recruitment, Capacity Building, Teacher Improvement
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Pogodzinski, Ben – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the extent to which human resources (HR) decision making is influenced by the social context of school systems. More specifically, this study draws upon organizational theory focussed on the microfoundations of organizations as a lens identify key aspects of school HR decision making at the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Decision Making, Personnel Management, Social Environment
Bromberg, Marni – Education Trust, 2016
The purpose of this guide is to help district leaders take on the challenge of ensuring that students have equitable access to excellent teachers. It shares some early lessons the Education Trust has learned from districts about the levers available to prioritize low-income students and students of color in teacher quality initiatives. The guide…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Experienced Teachers, Access to Education, Guides
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St. Clair, Lisa; Stone, Terry – School Community Journal, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify whether the quality of afterschool educators varies across economic groups of students. This article describes a statewide study of the relationship of ratings on CLASS--a validated measure for teaching and learning interactions--and student economic status. In essence, what is the distribution of…
Descriptors: After School Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Economic Status, Elementary School Students
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Knight, David S.; Strunk, Katharine O. – Educational Researcher, 2016
Massive funding cuts to public education took place around the country following the Great Recession. Many school districts were forced to conduct teacher layoffs at a larger scale than any other time in recent history. We show that prior to a district intervention, the layoff process disproportionately impacted historically disadvantaged students…
Descriptors: School District Spending, Budgeting, Public Education, Disadvantaged
Hanushek, Eric A.; Rivkin, Steven G.; Schiman, Jeffrey C. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2016
It is widely believed that teacher turnover adversely affects the quality of instruction in urban schools serving predominantly disadvantaged children, and a growing body of research investigates various components of turnover effects. The evidence at first seems contradictory, as the quality of instruction appears to decline following turnover…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Educational Quality, Urban Schools
Hartigan, Lacey – Tennessee Department of Education, 2016
Decades of research have confirmed that teachers are the most important in-school factor for improving student achievement. Furthermore, studies find that access to effective teachers is most critical for students who struggle academically. Data from Tennessee shows that, on average, students who score at the lowest proficiency level see the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Distribution
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