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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Lennartz, Courtney Jo; Kuvaeva, Alexandra; Jaeger, Audrey; Misra, Joya – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
For decades, national surveys have shown faculty report high levels of dissatisfaction with the distribution of labor in their departments, especially women and underrepresented minority faculty. Research suggests this dissatisfaction is warranted, as these groups are often engaged in more service, mentoring, and institutional housekeeping than…
Descriptors: Departments, Faculty Workload, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Johnson, Susan Moore; Kraft, Matthew A.; Papay, John P. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Educational policy makers have begun to recognize the challenges posed by teacher turnover. Schools and students pay a price when new teachers leave the profession after only 2 or 3 years, just when they have acquired valuable teaching experience. Persistent turnover also disrupts efforts to build a strong organizational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Torres, A. Chris; Oluwole, Joseph – Journal of School Choice, 2015
Charter schools see as many as one in four teachers leave annually, and recent evidence attributes much of this turnover to provisions affected by collective bargaining processes and state laws such as salary, benefits, job security, and working hours. There have been many recent efforts to improve teacher voice in charter schools (Kahlenberg…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Job Satisfaction, Collective Bargaining, State Policy
Grant, Will – ProQuest LLC, 2011
My goal in this study is to examine some of the diminishing factors that distinctively influence the limited presence of African American teachers in the teaching profession. The study is designed to investigate some of the reasons a large number of African American teachers appear to be leaving the teaching profession. A review of the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Statistical Analysis
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Levy, Abigail Jurist; Joy, Lois; Ellis, Pamela; Jablonski, Erica; Karelitz, Tzur M. – Journal of Education Finance, 2012
High teacher turnover in large U.S. cities is a critical issue for schools and districts, and the students they serve; but surprisingly little work has been done to develop methodologies and standards that districts and schools can use to make reliable estimates of turnover costs. Even less is known about how to detect variations in turnover costs…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Costs
Miles, Karen Hawley; Pennington, Kaitlin; Bloom, David – Center for American Progress, 2015
William Taylor, 29, a third generation Washington, D.C. resident stands out for a number of reasons. For one, he is an African American man who taught math at an elementary school for many years. Taylor excelled in the role, so much so that he now coaches his fellow math teachers at Aiton Elementary School, which is located in a high-poverty…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching Experience, Educational Attainment, Rewards
US Department of Education, 2011
This report discusses the deliberations of the Northeast and Islands (NEI) Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), one of 10 RACs established by the U.S. Department of Education to solicit information about the educational needs of state and local educators, school officials, business leaders, state education agencies, parents, local communities, and…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Advisory Committees, Internet, Educational Needs
Papay, John P.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
The authors first examine the effect of failing the 10th grade mathematics examination. They then investigate students who fail their 10th grade test, examining their persistence and success on retests. Finally, they examine the effects of student performance on the 8th grade mathematics test. In all cases, the authors pay particular attention to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Family Income, Graduation, Academic Achievement
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2010
Staffing each classroom with an effective teacher is the most important function of a school district. Doing so requires strategic personnel policies and smart practices. The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), working with its local partner, the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, undertook an analysis of the Boston Public…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Frau-Ramos, Manuel; Nieto, Sonia – 1991
A study was done to examine the reasons why Puerto Rican youth from the Holyoke (Massachusetts) Public School System drop out of high school and the effect of dropping out of school on the Latino community. The study was conducted using data provided by the Holyoke School Department and drawn from Students' cumulative folders and school district…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate