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August 25, 2015

New Orleans' Teaching Force Today: Whiter, Less Experienced, Higher Turnover

The city's teaching force is much different from the one it had before Hurricane Katrina hit.

August 11, 2015

Charlotte, N.C. Gave Principals Power Over Teacher Layoffs. What Happened?

A first-of-its kind study examined which teachers were laid off in the district and the effects on student achievement.

August 04, 2015

Is PD Behind Teacher Improvement? Maybe Not, Analysis Cautions

A study of three districts by a training and advocacy group failed to find a pattern linking teachers who improved and the type of professional development they received.

July 27, 2015

Quality of Teacher Hires Improved During the Recession, Analysis Finds

Recessions appear to lead to an influx of more skilled teaching applicants, it says.

July 24, 2015

Missing, Messy Teacher-Prep Data Stumps Even Federal Watchdog

A number of states didn't fulfill federal accountability requirements for teaching programs, and the Education Department didn't force them to, the GAO found.

July 13, 2015

Study Paints Sobering Picture of Unequal Access to Teacher Quality

Any way you slice it, disadvantaged students get shortchanged on teacher quality, the study finds.

July 08, 2015

Are Pension-System Changes Unfair to New Teachers?

A new report says that most changes to the systems fell hardest on the newest employees, who stand to make thousands less under them than those hired earlier.

June 02, 2015

Study: Student-Teaching Placements Could Be Teacher-Equity Lever

High-quality teacher candidates seem more likely to take jobs in low-performing districts if they do their student teaching there, a study finds.

May 28, 2015

Want to Increase Parents' Involvement in Schooling? Send a Quick Message Home.

Sending regular messages home with details on what students need help on can boost parent engagement and student learning, a study finds.

May 22, 2015

Houston Leaders Propose Slashing Bonus-Pay Program for Teachers

Houston may redirect funding from its $14 million merit-pay program into regular salary increases.

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