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Menzes, Ana; Maier, Adam – TNTP, 2014
The field of teacher preparation is falling short of its most important responsibility: ensuring that the teachers we train are ready to do the job. For more than a decade,TNTP preparation programs produced teachers who were no more or less effective than teachers from any other program-- some were great, some were poor, most were about average.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Teaching Skills, Basic Skills
TNTP, 2012
In "The Irreplaceables," TNTP researchers argued that America's urban schools take a negligent approach to teacher retention, losing too many of their very best teachers--their "Irreplaceables"--and keeping too many of their weakest teachers, year after year. A combination of weak school leadership, poor working conditions and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools
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, 2011
A vast gulf in academic achievement separates public schools in Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods from those in its most affluent. Achievement Prep, which serves 4th-8th graders in D.C.'s impoverished 8th Ward, is an outlier. Yet in 2011, 60% of Achievement Prep's "scholars" scored proficient or advanced in reading on the DC-CAS…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), Neighborhoods, Public Schools