In many ethnically diverse school districts across the country, teachers in schools that serve more African-American and Latino students are paid significantly less than teachers in other schools, federal data show.
Teachers who leave the profession after their third or fourth year tend to be less effective in that final year of teaching compared to professionals who stay on, according to a provocative new study.
Three groups recently released briefs on teacher evaluation systems.
States that apply for No Child Left Behind waivers must institute guidelines for teacher-evaluation systems, including consideration of student outcomes.
Teachers increasingly appear to be joining groups to help shape policy.
Attrition among first year teachers may be as high as 10 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.
A bill to be introduced by Republican senators takes aim at the "highly qualified" teacher requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act.
The nonprofit manager of a school-reform program is expanding its work to include teacher-evaluation technical assistance.
Networks of charter schools are increasingly helping to train teachers.
Qualifications such as certification and holding a master's degree bear no relationship to a teacher's performance as measured by growth in student test scores, concludes a new brief released by the Manhattan Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank.