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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
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
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
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
How can states help ensure that their systems are providing schools and educators with the essential data for improvement efforts? One powerful strategy is to collaborate with partners using a continuous improvement approach. Six states have been doing just that--working together to investigate and address specific, high-priority, high-impact ways…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Mizrav, Etai – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
Effective teachers can have a significant impact on student success; unfortunately, low-income students, students of color, English learners, and students with disabilities are more likely to be assigned to unqualified, less experienced, and less effective teachers. Inequitable access to effective educators is one contributing factor that…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap
Mizrav, Etai; Lachlan-Haché, Lisa – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
This Special Issues Brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines the unique characteristics of high-need schools, supports state and district leaders as they consider their role in implementing initiatives with a focus on equity, and explores how programs can be customized to meet the unique circumstances of a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Program Implementation
Hayes, Lindsey; Lillenstein, Jennifer – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), such as Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Supports (PBIS), are crucial to early identification of learning and behavioral challenges and timely intervention for students at risk for poor learning outcomes. When aligned and coherently implemented with other key education reforms, such as…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Academic Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
Goe, Laura; Holdheide, Lynn; Miller, Tricia – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Across the nation, states and districts are in the process of building better teacher evaluation systems that not only identify highly effective teachers but also systematically provide data and feedback that can be used to improve teacher practice. The "Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems" is a tool…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluators, Educational Change, Accountability
Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen; Bassett, Katherine; Olson, Derek; Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
For well over a decade, teachers have been recognized as the single most important school-level factor influencing student achievement (Darling-Hammond, 2000; McCaffrey, Lockwood, Koretz, & Hamilton, 2003; Rivkin, Hanushek, & Kain, 2000; Rowan, Correnti & Miller, 2002; Wright, Horn, & Sanders, 1997). Tremendous public resources…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education
Jacques, Catherine; Potemski, Amy – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
This Special Issues Brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) offers insight into three human capital management policies that are critical for career and technical education (CTE) teachers: certification, performance evaluation, and professional development. CTE teachers are uniquely positioned to improve college and career…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Capacity Building, Vocational Education Teachers
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
In the report "From Good to Great: Exemplary Teachers Share Perspectives on Increasing Teacher Effectiveness across the Career Continuum," (See full report in ERIC at ED555657) National and State Teachers of the Year shared their views on what helped them become great teachers. This accompanying "Discussion Starter Tool" builds…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Surveys, Novices, Teaching Experience
Goe, Laura – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Creating a pipeline of great teachers for all schools and students in each state is a crucial policy goal. Strengthening teacher pipelines requires states to examine multiple policy areas, including certification requirements, educator evaluation, compensation and career ladders, educator environment (e.g., working conditions), and the range of…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Policy, Teacher Education, Academic Achievement
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
Han, Grace; Doyle, Daniela – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Teacher residency programs are a relatively new method for building stronger teacher pipelines. Research assessing the impact of these programs is still limited, but some early reports suggest that residency programs hold promise for improving teacher effectiveness and retention rates (Barrett, Hovde, Hahn, & Rosqueta, 2011; Papay, West,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Benchmarking
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