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TNTP, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives states new flexibility to deliver on the promise of public education in the way that works best for the communities they serve--especially when it comes to building school accountability systems. These systems are among the most powerful tools at a state chief's disposal to advance ESSA's goals of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
McGovern, Kate – TNTP, 2014
TNTP has been investigating the importance of school environment and leadership practices using a survey tool called "Instructional Culture Insight," which measures teachers' perceptions of their school environments. In "Greenhouse Schools: How Schools Can Build Cultures Where Teachers and Students Thrive (2012)," TNTP found…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, School Culture, Instructional Leadership
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
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 fostered…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Culture, School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness
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
This paper presents five ways principals can keep more irreplaceable teachers. These tips are: (1) Start the school year with great expectations; (2) Recognize excellence publicly and frequently; (3) Treat your irreplaceables like they are irreplaceable; (4) Start having "stay conversations" by Thanksgiving; and (5) Hold the line on good teaching.…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, School Culture, Institutional Characteristics
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