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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
Robson, Kelly; Graziano, Lynne; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Today, nearly all states either offer or allow digital learning in some form, with instruction provided by a variety of providers. This instruction typically takes one of three forms: (1) Full-time virtual schools: Students take their entire course load online via an independent, charter, or district-sponsored program; (2) Blended learning models:…
Descriptors: School Choice, Electronic Learning, Virtual Schools, Enrollment
Reinhardt, M. J.; Moses, T.; Arkansas, K.; Ormson, B.; Ward, G. K. – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Learning across the disciplines (e.g., mathematics, science, art) can be enhanced for all students by grounding learning in historical and cultural (Western and Native) knowledge and context. The survival of Native knowledge in the United States depends on the leadership and teaching skills of many traditional and non-traditional educators. The…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Culturally Relevant Education, American Indians, Minority Group Teachers
Behrstock, Ellen; Clifford, Matthew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
National and state-level policies recognize the critical role that talented teachers play in ensuring that all students learn and in building capacity for instructional excellence in schools. Teachers influence student learning more than any other factor in the school, and the dividends of effective teaching are cumulative (see "Defining the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teacher Distribution, Minority Group Children, Teacher Recruitment
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
Hayes, Kathleen T.; Behrstock, Ellen – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
The negative consequences of the current economic recession are vast, both for the education field and for all sectors of society. Yet one benefit has emerged from these recent tough economic times: Teaching is becoming a more attractive career choice. Although states and local policymakers should "always" work proactively to attract effective…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Career Choice, Teacher Shortage, 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
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