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August 19, 2016

Report: Teacher Diversity Gap Will Not Close Without Significant Interventions

A report published by the Brookings Institution found that even looking forward nearly 50 years, the teacher diversity gap will remain the same or worsen unless there are significant policy changes at every stage in the teacher pipeline.

August 10, 2016

What Happens to Student Learning When Teachers Change Positions in Schools?

A quarter of New York City teachers swap jobs within their schools each year, and new research shows that can depress student learning.

June 27, 2016

Gap Growing in Teacher-Turnover Rates: Research

Teachers coming from alternative programs leave the profession at higher rates than their traditionally certified peers, and that gap is growing, a study finds.

June 06, 2016

The Gates Foundation's Teaching Partnerships: 5 Early Research Takeaways

Research on the Gates Foundation's ambitious district-level teacher projects found student-achievement upticks in 2013-14, but findings overall are mixed.

May 19, 2016

edTPA Teaching Exam's Ties to Effectiveness Mixed, Study Finds

Candidates who got a passing score on the edTPA in Washington helped their students perform better in reading than those who didn't.

March 14, 2016

Hire Better Teachers by Stressing Auditions, Academic Background: Study

District could see benefits from hiring teachers who ace audition lessons and have strong academic backgrounds, a study concludes.

March 01, 2016

Despite Teacher-Evaluation Changes, the 'Widget Effect' Is Alive and Well

Teacher evaluation has been overhauled in dozens of states, but those changes haven't affected the cultural norms that can lead to inflated ratings.

February 23, 2016

Pairing Teachers Together Strategically Can Boost Student Performance, Study Says

Teacher collaboration on a specific skill area can boost a weaker teacher's performance, an experiment finds.

February 03, 2016

50 Years of Research Show Good Teaching Matters. Now What?

The Coleman report's conclusions about teacher quality hold up today, even though there is much debate about policies like evaluation and pay.

January 25, 2016

Replacing Some D.C. Teachers Boosted Achievement (But Your Mileage May Vary)

When low-performing teachers were replaced with new teachers, students did significantly better, the study found.

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