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ERIC Number: ED496528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-26
Pages: 37
Abstractor: Author
Project TRREE: Teacher Recruitment and Retention for Educational Excellence
Atwell, Nedra
Online Submission, Research and Taskforce work presented at American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), (New York City, NY, April, 2007)
Project TRREE (Teacher Recruitment and Retention for Educational Excellence) is a three-year, federally funded project conducted by the Kentucky Department of Education. The purpose of the project is to develop a systemic approach to increase the number of highly qualified special education teachers with a focus on recruitment of linguistically, culturally and ethnically diverse educators. Every child in Kentucky deserves a well-qualified teacher. Today, with few exceptions, teacher educators, school administrators and policy makers recognize the impact that great teachers have on the students they teach. Research indicates that teacher quality is the most important indicator of student performance--more than class size, economic status, or other commonly cited indicators. But there's a problem. Kentucky's public schools are facing a teacher quality crisis due in part to our inability to recruit, retain, and fairly distribute the qualified and diverse teachers our schools need. (Contains 3 appendices.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky