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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, 2020
When it comes to ensuring every student gets great teachers, state governments play a crucial and underappreciated role. Without access to the right data, school systems will struggle to match the supply and demand for new teachers. Without certification policies that prioritize student impact over paper credentials, too many talented people will…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Diversity (Faculty)
TNTP, 2014
Education policy often requires balancing the professional interests of adult employees with the educational needs and rights of students. Nearly everyone agrees, for example, that children deserve an education that prepares them for success in college and life, and that teachers should be afforded reasonable job protections. Yet these values and…
Descriptors: Tenure, Guidelines, Educational Policy, Personnel Policy
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