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Grissom, Jason A.; Loeb, Susanna; Nakashima, Nathaniel A. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014
Despite claims that school districts need flexibility in teacher assignment to allocate teachers more equitably across schools and improve district performance, the power to involuntarily transfer teachers across schools remains hotly contested. Little research has examined involuntary teacher transfer policies or their effects on schools,…
Descriptors: Teacher Transfer, Transfer Policy, Teacher Competencies, School Effectiveness
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Boyd, Donald; Grossman, Pamela; Ing, Marsha; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; O'Brien, Rachel; Wyckoff, James – Economics of Education Review, 2011
As schools and districts seek to recruit teachers, individuals in non-teaching professions are an appealing possible pool. These potential teachers come with work experience and may have expertise that would serve them well in the classroom. While there has been substantial rhetoric assailing the virtues of teachers with prior professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Labor Supply, Work Experience, Labor Utilization
Beteille, Tara; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
More than one out of every five principals leaves their school each year. In some cases, these career changes are driven by the choices of district leadership. In other cases, principals initiate the move, often demonstrating preferences to work in schools with higher achieving students from more advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Labor Turnover, Urban Schools