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Dean, Stephanie; Hassel, Bryan C.; Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Steiner, Lucy – Public Impact, 2016
State and district leaders have a chance under ESSA (the 2016 Every Student Succeeds Act) to use their new funding flexibility to take a new approach that focuses on excellence for teachers, and students. This brief explains four opportunities to go beyond the requirements of ESSA to achieve a culture of excellence, one that attracts even more…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Financial Support, Teacher Competencies
Public Impact, 2015
For excellent teachers and those aspiring to excellence, and for administrative or education policy leaders, this brief provides an overview of how an Opportunity Culture can help teachers have the well-paid, empowered profession they deserve--while helping many more students succeed. [For the full report, see ED560179; for the summary, see…
Descriptors: Opportunities, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Methods
Kim, Juli; Ellison, Shonaka – Public Impact, 2015
Leading Charlotte foundations formed a funding collaborative to support a five-year district turnaround initiative to dramatically improve educational outcomes for students in the West Charlotte High School corridor, one of the city's lowest-performing feeder zones. The "Project L.I.F.T." initiative involves four areas of education…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Program Development, Graduation Rate, Access to Education
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Han, Jiye Grace – Public Impact, 2015
Principal Alison Harris is blunt in describing what she confronted on her arrival to Ranson IB Middle School in 2011. "I was placed in what many people would call an impossible situation," she says. During her initial visit to the school in 2009-10, she watched as students changed classes--while teachers pressed against the lockers to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Effective Schools Research, Organizational Culture, Educational Change
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Han, Jiye Grace – Public Impact, 2015
Tonya Kales came to Ashley Park PreK-8 as its principal (2009-2013), and confronted a school at the end of its rope. Ashley Park was a beautiful facility, but there was no learning going on in the building, it was a chaotic environment for both kids and adults. It was a hostile environment--had adults that were totally incompetent in their…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Competencies
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull – Public Impact, 2015
When districts get ready to recruit excellent teachers for the career possibilities that Opportunity Culture roles offer, success may come down to two actions: Start early, and communicate constantly, say recruiters in Charlotte-Mecklenburg's Project L.I.F.T. (Leadership and Investment For Transformation) schools. What brings excellent teachers in…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Teacher Recruitment, Employment Practices, Experienced Teachers
Public Impact, 2014
In the U.S., STEM subjects--science, technology, engineering, and math--face urgent needs for great STEM teachers and well-educated students. An Opportunity Culture can help by extending the reach of excellent STEM teachers already in our schools and creating a teaching profession that attracts and retains these teachers through higher pay, within…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Demand Occupations, Labor Market, Supply and Demand
Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Holly, Christen; Locke, Gillian – Public Impact, 2014
To help all students reach their potential, district leaders must ensure that every student has consistent access to excellent teaching. Opportunity Culture compensation and career path structures help make that possible, and this guide shows how. "Teacher Pay and Career Paths in an Opportunity Culture: A Practical Policy Guide" shows…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Career Development, School Districts
Dean, Stephanie; Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C. – Public Impact, 2014
Research continues to confirm that without consistently excellent teaching, most students who start behind stay behind, and too few middling and advanced students leap ahead. Even hardworking, solid teachers who achieve one year of learning progress leave achievement gaps intact. When schools create an opportunity culture for teachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Teacher Competencies
Dean, Stephanie; Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C. – Public Impact, 2014
Research continues to confirm that without consistently excellent teaching, most students who start behind stay behind, and too few middling and advanced students leap ahead. Even hardworking, solid teachers who achieve one year of learning progress leave achievement gaps intact. When schools create an opportunity culture for teachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Teacher Competencies
Holly, Christen; Dean, Stephanie; Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C. – Public Impact, 2014
This brief estimates the impact of a statewide implementation of Opportunity Culture models, using North Carolina as an example. Impacts estimated include student learning outcomes, gross state product, teacher pay, and other career characteristics, and state income tax revenue. Estimates indicate the potential for a statewide transition to…
Descriptors: Models, State Programs, Program Implementation, Academic Achievement
Barrett, Sharon Kebschul – Public Impact, 2014
Better-prepared new teachers, more adults in every classroom, more small-group instruction, more adults caring for every student--how can a school wrap all that up in one package? Three Metropolitan Nashville Opportunity Culture schools are trying a novel approach with paid, yearlong student teaching positions. The three schools are: (1) Buena…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Leadership, Student Teachers, Models
Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Holly, Christen; Locke, Gillian – Public Impact, 2014
To help all students reach their potential, district leaders must ensure that every student has consistent access to excellent teaching. Opportunity Culture compensation and career path structures help make that possible, and this guide shows how. "Teacher Pay and Career Paths in an Opportunity Culture: A Practical Policy Guide" shows…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Career Development, School Districts
Public Impact, 2013
Blended learning that combines digital instruction with live, accountable teachers holds unique promise to improve student outcomes dramatically. Schools will not realize this promise at large scale with technology improvements alone, though, or with technology and today's typical teaching roles. This brief explains how schools can use blended…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Outcomes of Education, State Policy
Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C. – Public Impact, 2013
Authors and co-directors of "Public Impact," Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel state that, looking back over the decades, no one is really getting what they want. Teachers are no closer to achieving the societal respect and substantial, sustainable rewards for their contributions that they deserve, and student achievement has…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Administrative Policy
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