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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
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
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
State and district leaders can use the GTL Center's Snapshot on Mentoring and Induction to make informed policy decisions that take into account the evidence base for mentoring and induction strategies to improve supports for and equitable access to great teachers and leaders. The snapshot describes mentoring and induction strategies, how states…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Mentors, Evidence Based Practice, Equal Education
Yoder, Nick – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Although Employers and colleges want candidates who are motivated and adaptable, are able to work well in teams and communicate effectively, have a strong work ethic, have solid interpersonal skills, and are strategic in their planning skills. Schools need to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional skills for students to prepare them for…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Matlach, Lauren – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Evaluation studies can provide feedback on implementation, support continuous improvement, and increase understanding of evaluation systems' impact on teaching and learning. Despite the importance of educator evaluation studies, states often need support to prioritize and fund them. Successful studies require expertise, time, and a shared…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, State Aid
Hornung, Katie; Yoder, Nick – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
In the wake of the Common Core State Standards and teacher evaluation reform, school leaders increasingly look to district leaders for support, coaching, and leadership. District leaders--superintendents, assistant or area superintendents, specialists, principal supervisors, and school business administrators--can hold varying and multiple roles…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Administrator Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Superintendents
Potemski, Amy; Matlach, Lauren – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Finding effective ways to support all teachers--especially new and struggling teachers--has never been more critical. According to the U.S. Department of Education, approximately 419,000 new teachers will be hired in 2015 (National Center for Education Statistics, 2011). Estimates suggest that between 40 percent and 50 percent of these new…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, State Policy
Cushing, Ellen; Meyer, Cassandra – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
States take a wide range of approaches to Student Learning Objectives (SLO) assessment selection. This "Ask the Team" brief helps states consider the trade-offs between approaches that offer more teacher choice and those that offer better comparability across SLOs. The brief identifies four common approaches to selecting SLO assessments:…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Professional Autonomy, Academic Achievement, State Policy
Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen; Potemski, Amy – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
To achieve the goal of attracting and retaining talented professionals in education, performance-based compensation systems (PBCS) must offer salaries that are both fair and sufficiently competitive at each point across an educator's career continuum. Although many states, especially with the support of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants,…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Teacher Salaries, Educational Policy, Educational Trends