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Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2021
State education agencies are investing new federal relief funds in initiatives such as technology, broadband, summer programming, virtual tutoring, and teacher professional development for e-learning. Research suggests that one of the most significant impacts of the pandemic is exacerbating existing inequality and widening achievement gaps. A…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, Investment
Lachlan, Lisa; Kimmel, Lois; Mizrav, Etai; Holdheide, Lynn – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis will undoubtedly have dire consequences for all sectors of public education. The rapid transition to remote modes of instruction in the spring of 2020 and the subsequent anxiety about the start of the 2020-21 academic year have highlighted the critical need for well-prepared educators. Although calls…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, Retrenchment
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
Micro-credentials (MCs) are a rapidly expanding element of modern teacher professional learning. In this brief, we provide a concise review of what is currently known about MCs: how they work, their strengths, their shortcomings, and what we still need to learn. For districts and states that are considering introducing MCs, this brief is designed…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Certificates, Teacher Certification, Program Implementation
Giffin, Jessica – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
One potential policy challenge in the COVID-19 context is how to evaluate and provide teachers feedback and support in a virtual learning environment. State education agencies (SEAs) sought to address this policy challenge by revising teacher evaluation policy during the 2019-20 academic year to lift requirements. However, given the new dynamics…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
Funding the important work of teachers can be supported through a variety of federal programs, private foundations, and state legislative appropriations. This guide identifies potential funding that can be leveraged by state education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs), and educator preparation providers to address teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Federal Aid, State Aid, Private Financial Support
Mason-Williams, Loretta; Rosenberg, Michael; Kimmel, Lois; Sindelar, Paul – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
Districts trying to address budgets and service delivery uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 crisis may minimize priority on collaborations with local educator preparation programs (EPPs). In fact, school districts may shy away from welcoming preservice teacher candidates, avoiding what they perceive as an added burden on overtaxed teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Public Health, Crisis Management, Preservice Teacher Education
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
Highly effective teachers and school leaders are of utmost importance to improve student achievement and ensure the success of the education system. Unfortunately, students in underserved schools are not provided equitable access to effective teachers and leaders. For this reason, many states and districts have implemented evidence-based talent…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Access to Education, Equal Education, State Policy
Kimmel, Lois; Sindelar, Paul; Rosenberg, Michael; Mason-Williams, Loretta – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is certain to have significant and enduring consequences for all sectors of public education. Although most of these consequences are negative and dire, at least two offer hope. First, appreciation for the work teachers do has grown; second, for the recently unemployed, teaching may become a more desirable occupational option.…
Descriptors: Career Change, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Alternative Teacher Certification