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Gratz, Trevor; Goldhaber, Dan; Brown, Nate – Center for Education Data & Research, 2022
While spring of 2020 introduced virtual instruction to all public schools, virtual schooling had already been growing in most states. We focus on pre-COVID-19 changes to fulltime virtual school enrollment in public schools, and provide evidence on the relationship between virtual school enrollment, internet speed, community demographics, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Electronic Learning, Enrollment, Internet
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy; Liddle, Stephanie – Center for Education Data & Research, 2021
We use data on over 14,000 teacher candidates in Washington state, merged with employment data from the state's public schools and Unemployment Insurance system, to investigate the career paths and earnings of teacher candidates in the state. Around 75% of candidates are employed in some education position in each of the 5 years after student…
Descriptors: Teacher Employment, Teacher Salaries, Public School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Choate, Kathryn; Brown, Nate – Center for Education Data & Research, 2021
A growing quantitative literature finds evidence that student teaching placements predict later outcomes of teacher candidates and their students, but there is little large-scale quantitative evidence about the mechanisms for these estimated relationships. We use data from a survey of STEM teachers in Washington State to better understand how…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Environment
Goldhaber, Dan; Imberman, Scott A.; Strunk, Katharine O.; Hopkins, Bryant G.; Brown, Nate; Harbatkin, Erica; Kilbride, Tara – Center for Education Data & Research, 2021
The decision about how and when to open schools to in-person instruction has been a key question for policymakers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The instructional modality of schools has implications not only for the health and safety of students and staff, but also student learning and the degree to which parents can engage in job activities.…
Descriptors: School Closing, School Schedules, Pandemics, COVID-19
Goldhaber, Dan; Gratz, Trevor – Center for Education Data & Research, 2021
There is much discussion of late about the significant challenges that schools face with hiring staff for the 2021-22 school year and implementing COVID recovery initiatives. Despite some media reports of teachers and principals leaving the workforce because of COVID, there is evidence that retention rates remain consistent with pre-pandemic…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Selection, School Personnel, Personnel Selection
Goldhaber, Dan; Imberman, Scott A.; Strunk, Katharine O.; Hoptkins, Bryant; Brown, Nate; Harbatkin, Erica; Kilbride, Tara – Center for Education Data & Research, 2020
The decision about how and when to open schools to in-person instruction has been a key question for policymakers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The instructional modality of schools has implications not only for the health and safety of students and staff, but also student learning and the degree to which parents can engage in job activities.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Practices, Distance Education
Choate, Kathryn; Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2020
COVID-19 profoundly impacted teacher preparation during the close of the 2019-20 school year. Based on survey responses from nearly all Washington State teacher education programs (TEPs), we find that the pandemic had predictable but concerning effects on teacher preparation; most notably, student teaching requirements were greatly reduced or…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Teacher Education Programs
Gratz, Trevor; Goldhaber, Dan; Willgerodt, Mayumi; Brown, Nate – Center for Education Data & Research, 2020
Objective: To determine whether the disparities in access to care observed within pediatric populations along the lines of race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and geography are mirrored in student access to school nursing services. Method: Using school district employment records we linked 1,346 nurses to 1,141,495 students working in 296…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Access to Health Care, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Differences
Choate, Katie; Goldhaber, Dan; Katz, Andrew; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2020
This policy brief summarizes the responses by early-career science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers in Washington State to the Washington STEM Teacher Survey. These early-career STEM teachers were asked about their perspectives of their teacher education program (TEP) and STEM subject preparation, with a focus on their student…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Goldhaber, Dan; Long, Mark; Gratz, Trevor; Rooklyn, Jordan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2019
Indiana, Oklahoma, and Washington each have programs designed to address college enrollment gaps by offering a promise of state-based college financial aid to low-income middle school students in exchange for making a pledge to do well in high school, be a good citizen, not be convicted of a felony, and apply for financial aid to college. Using a…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Scholarships, State Programs, High School Students
Goldhaber, Dan; Long, Mark; Person, Ann E.; Rooklyn, Jordan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2019
We investigate factors influencing student sign-ups for Washington State's College Bound Scholarship (CBS) program and consider whether there is scope for the program to change college enrollment expectations. We find that student characteristics associated with signing the scholarship closely parallel characteristics of low-income students who…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Predictor Variables
Long, Mark; Goldhaber, Dan; Gratz, Trevor – Center for Education Data & Research, 2019
Indiana, Oklahoma, and Washington have programs designed to address college enrollment and completion gaps by offering a promise of state-based college financial aid to low-income middle school students in exchange for making a pledge to do well in high school, be a good citizen, not be convicted of a felony, and apply for financial aid to…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Graduation
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Harmon, Kim; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
Purpose: A burgeoning literature investigates the importance of student teaching placements for teacher candidate development, but an important perspective that is largely missing from the existing literature is that of the school districts that host student teachers. In this paper, we describe the student teaching process from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, School Districts, Public Schools, Student Teachers
St. John, Elise; Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
Student teaching has long been considered the most important component of an effective teacher education program. Recently, new research is finding links between these experiences and teacher candidates' future effectiveness, yet relatively little is known about the student teacher placement process and, in particular, the processes that lead to…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Placement, Teacher Placement, Teacher Education Programs
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
We exploit within-teacher variation in the years that teachers host an apprentice ("student teacher") in Washington State to estimate the causal effect of these apprenticeships on student achievement, both during the apprenticeship and afterwards. The average causal effect of hosting a student teacher on student performance in the year…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Apprenticeships, Academic Achievement, Mentors
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