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Bélanger, Julie; Broeks, Miriam – RAND Europe, 2016
This report explores the working conditions and flows of state-funded secondary school teachers in Cambridgeshire compared to a select number of other local authorities and to the English national landscape as a whole between 2010 and 2015. It also presents findings for different subjects, highlighting the situation for science, technology,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions
Pratt, Tony; Booker, Laura – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
While most teachers in Tennessee remain in their positions for many years, it is also the case that some of the most effective teachers depart each year, either to go teach in a different school, a different district, or sometimes to leave the profession entirely. Not all of these moves are avoidable, but finding ways to retain as many high…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, School Districts
Marinell, William H.; Coca, Vanessa M.; Arum, Richard; Goldstein, Jennifer; Kemple, James; Pallas, Aaron; Bristol, Travis; Buckley, Clare; Scallon, Amy; Tanner, Barbara – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
The technical appendices presented in this document correspond to the synthesis report, "'Who Stays and Who Leaves?' Findings from a Three-Part Study of Teacher Turnover in NYC Middle Schools." The appendices include: (1) Description of Data Source and Samples; (2) Methods; and (3) Who Are the Middle School Teachers in NYC? [The…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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Lake, Robin; Cobb, Trey; Sharma, Roohi; Opalka, Alice – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Since the first charter school law passed in 1991, U.S. charter schools have enjoyed steady and relatively rapid growth, now serving more than three million students nationally. In more than 58 cities, charter schools represent more than 20 percent of all public school enrollment. In seven cities, charter schools enroll more than 40 percent of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Buildings, Politics of Education, Financial Support
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
Coggshall, Jane G. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2006
This comprehensive review of 16 nationally representative public opinion polls conducted between 2000 and 2006 provides insight into how teachers, school administrators, parents, and the general public view the teaching profession. It looks specifically at issues of teacher availability, recruitment, and retention for at-risk and hard-to-staff…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction, Public Opinion
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2008
This 2008 edition of the "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" provides an in-depth analysis of a critical piece of the teacher quality puzzle: the retention of effective new teachers. Unlike the comprehensive analysis of all aspects of states' teacher policies provided in the 2007 "Yearbook", this year's edition focuses on a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Competencies, State Government, Government Role
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2007
Countless reports have analyzed the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 on teacher quality and student achievement. What many of these reports truly leave behind, however, is the reality that state governments--not the federal government--have the strongest impact on the work of America's 3.1 million teachers. With that in mind, three…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Officials, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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
de la Torre, Marisa; Gwynne, Julia – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2009
Few decisions by a school district are more controversial than the decision to close a school. School staff, students and their families, and even the local community all bear a substantial burden once the decision is made to close a school. Since 2001, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has closed 44 schools for reasons of poor academic performance or…
Descriptors: School Closing, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
US Department of Education, 2007
Five years ago the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) launched a revolution in our education system by insisting that all students should be proficient in reading and math by 2014 and demanding comprehensive reforms to reach this national goal, including strong assessment and accountability systems, a highly qualified teacher in every classroom, more…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, State Standards, Educational Finance
McCord, Robert S.; Stream, Christopher C.; Ellerson, Noelle M.; Finnan, Leslie – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2013
This edition of AASA, The School Superintendents Association's "Superintendents Salary and Benefits Study" marks the second year the association has undertaken a national study on public school superintendents' compensation. Until recently, most school superintendents have had to rely on the annual salary study sponsored by…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Salaries, Fringe Benefits, Surveys
Henke, Robin R.; Zahn, Lisa – 2001
This study examined the occupational stability of bachelor's degree recipients during the first 4 years after receiving the degree, analyzing whether those who were teaching in 1994 were more or less likely than those in other occupations to leave the work force for work in different occupations in 1997. Data came from the Baccalaureate and Beyond…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Turnover
Public Policy Forum, 2008
A survey of 414 child care providers in southeastern Wisconsin reveals that cost as well as low wages and lack of benefits for workers can constrain providers from pursuing improvements to child-care quality. Of survey respondents, approximately half of whom are home-based and half center-based, 13% have at least three of five structural factors…
Descriptors: Wages, Low Income, Achievement Tests, Public Policy
Hammer, Charles H.; Rohr, Carol L. – 1992
This issue brief addresses the following questions: (1) How many teachers leave the profession in a year's time, and why? and (2) Are public school teachers more or less likely than private school teachers to leave the profession or move to different schools? Data were gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics 1987-88 Schools and…
Descriptors: Career Change, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns
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