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Caroline E. Parker; Anne Partika; Sara Rutherford-Quach – National Comprehensive Center, 2024
One in 10 public school students in the United States are designated as English learners (ELs), an increase of more than 25 percent over the past 2 decades (National Center for Education Statistics, 2022). In nearly half of states, the proportion of students designated as ELs has more than doubled since 2000. Further, several states--such as…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Bilingual Teachers
Robson, Kelly; Johnson, Michael; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
The goal of this brief is to examine the extent to which different school choice policies have been implemented in rural communities, identify the barriers, and provide recommendations for policymakers looking to expand access to school choice in rural communities. The school choice policies discussed in this brief include: (1) Charter schools;…
Descriptors: School Choice, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Access to Education
Coggshall, Jane G.; Bivona, Lauren; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
To meet the new and more rigorous college- and career-ready standards for student learning, all of today's students must have access to effective teaching--every day and in every classroom. As teachers and their school leaders are increasingly held accountable for implementing consistently effective teaching, calls for holding the programs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Teacher leadership can improve teacher retention, strengthen the teaching profession, build the capacity of school leaders, and facilitate innovative advances to the structure of school staffing. Therefore, many states are beginning to formalize teacher-leadership options, and this expanded career continuum is expected to facilitate improved…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Persistence, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Recruitment
Behrstock, Ellen; Clifford, Matthew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
A generational transition is occurring in U.S. public school classrooms. Baby Boom teachers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are approaching retirement age, and many of their colleagues from Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1976) are entering their mid-career stage. The newest generation in the teaching workforce is Generation Y (those…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Generational Differences, Literature Reviews
Lasagna, Molly – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
The term "teacher retention" refers to the ability to keep teachers on the job. In other words, it is the ability to reduce or eliminate teacher turnover. "Turnover" refers to the migration of teachers between schools or districts "and" the attrition of teachers from the profession (Ingersoll & Perda, 2009). From the perspective of a principal,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, School Personnel, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Persistence
Hayes, Kathleen – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Teacher shortages are essentially a problem of distribution (Darling-Hammond, 2001; Ingersoll, 2001; National Association of State Boards of Education, 1998; Olson, 2000; Reeves, 2003; Voke, 2002). According to recent studies, hardest to find are teachers who are both qualified and willing to teach in hard-to-staff schools, which included those in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications
Putney, LaTisha L. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Qualified special education teachers have a strong foundation in pedagogy and are experts in the characteristics of students with disabilities. They have successfully completed several supervised field and clinical experiences, are adept in the skills of their respective specialty, and have passed the certification or licensure exam attesting to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Teacher Recruitment, Expertise
McGraner, Kristin L. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
A STEM teacher is one who teaches in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In K-12 schooling, most STEM teachers instruct mathematics and science classes, which continue to be critical shortage areas. As part of a comprehensive human capital strategy, designing recruitment initiatives to attract qualified STEM teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Recruitment, Human Capital, Science Teachers
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) designed the Interactive Data Tools to provide users with access to state and national data that can be helpful in assessing the qualifications of teachers in the states and the extent to which a state's teacher policy climate generally supports teacher quality. The Interactive Data…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
"Teachers are leaders when they function in professional communities to affect student learning; contribute to school improvement; inspire excellence in practice; and empower stakeholders to participate in educational improvement" (Childs-Bowen, Moller, & Scrivner, 2000, p. 28). Enhancing teacher leadership can help schools and districts reach the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Stakeholders, Educational Improvement
Dwyer, Carol A., Ed. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) was launched in 2005 as part of a comprehensive system of content-based technical assistance to support states in implementing the priorities of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. NCCTQ's mission is to support Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs), states, and other education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Stakeholders
Coggshall, Jane G. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2006
This comprehensive review of 16 nationally representative public opinion polls conducted between 2000 and 2006 provides insight into how teachers, school administrators, parents, and the general public view the teaching profession. It looks specifically at issues of teacher availability, recruitment, and retention for at-risk and hard-to-staff…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction, Public Opinion