That's largely because city schools are now staffed by educators with fewer years of experience.
Over the last four years, the Waco district has cut its annual teacher turnover rate by at least 4 percentage points. Here's how they're doing it.
The days when new teachers could expect to take low pay in exchange for a respectable retirement package are long gone, according to a new report.
Since 2009, the number of states requiring school districts to include evidence of student learning on teacher evaluations has grown from 15 to 40, but, in 28 of these states, teachers can be rated effective even when their students' scores aren't rising.
The 2016 lawsuit documents dismal conditions in the cash-strapped district's schools.
A task force is recommending that the state lowers the score required on the controversial national edTPA exam.
Both groups will operate as Learning Forward, and will continue their work on improving teacher professional development and preparation.
A staffing agency hired by Arizona school districts to tackle the state's severe teacher shortage is testing out a new recruiting strategy: Seek recent graduates in cold-weather states and sell them on the sunny Southwest.
Illinois schools have to cover more than 16,000 teacher absences every week and the state's sub shortage is exacerbating the problem, according to a survey of nearly 400 districts released on Tuesday. Districts nationwide are also confronting sub shortages and making extraordinary efforts to tackle the problem.
Parents appeal an October ruling that concluded that they hadn't sufficiently linked tenure laws with poor student achievement.