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TNTP, 2024
Multilingual learners (MLs) are the country's fastest-growing student population: One in five students speak a language other than English at home, and 10 percent of the student population across the country is identified for language development services in school. Despite these students' growing presence nationwide, relatively few best practices…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education
TNTP, 2023
The education students deserve starts with great and diverse teachers. But while many states have made impressive progress on diversifying the teacher workforce, that progress could be at risk. This is because school districts commonly use seniority--"Last In, First Out," or LIFO--to determine which teachers to lay off. But LIFO is not…
Descriptors: Teachers, Teacher Employment, Job Layoff, Status
TNTP, 2021
Unfortunately, far too many Arkansas students are being taught by teachers who are uncertified in the subject they are teaching. This report analyzes the extent and potential causes of Arkansas' teacher shortage and propose a series of recommendations for state policymakers. Two primary findings about the shortage were identified: (1) Shortages…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Geographic Regions, Minority Group Students
TNTP, 2021
Community, collaboration, and relationships have become more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, school districts have embraced this opportunity to rethink how to engage with families and the surrounding community. With strong leadership that treats families, caregivers, and community organizations as full and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Districts, School Community Relationship
TNTP, 2014
Nobody goes into teaching to get rich, but that's no excuse not to pay teachers as professionals. Compensation is one of the most important factors in determining who enters the teaching profession and how long they stay--yet 90 percent of all U.S. school districts pay teachers without any regard for their actual performance with students,…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), School Districts, Teacher Competencies
TNTP, 2012
Discussions of teacher turnover usually focus on "how many" teachers leave schools each year, without regard for their performance in the classroom. This oversimplification masks the real teacher retention crisis: not only a failure to retain enough teachers, but a failure to retain the "right" teachers. This executive summary presents findings of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Transfer
Jacob, Andy; Vidyarthi, Elizabeth; Carroll, Kathleen – TNTP, 2012
"Irreplaceables" are teachers who are so successful they are nearly impossible to replace, but who too often vanish from schools as the result of neglect and inattention. To identify and better understand the experience of these teachers, the authors started by studying 90,000 teachers across four large, geographically diverse urban school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence
TNTP, 2012
There is no shortage of research on the importance of good teaching. For decades, study after study has shown that there are large differences in effectiveness from one teacher to another and that these differences can have a lifelong impact on students. A recent study that tracked 2.5 million students over 20 years determined that those with…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
TNTP, 2012
Successful teachers make successful schools. Yet some schools are better than others at accelerating student learning by developing and keeping great teachers, even compared to schools that serve the same population of students and have access to the same resources. These schools are called "greenhouse schools"--schools with carefully…
Descriptors: School Culture, Teachers, Principals, Educational Environment