Black and low-performing students seemed to gain most from having a teacher of the same race, it concludes.
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March 04, 2015
Teachers hired during the first two years of an expansion of the program were as good as their peers, and in grades pre-K-2 they helped their students learn more in reading, a study finds.
February 27, 2015
A new study finds that novice math teachers in a large urban district are more likely to teach the youngest and neediest students in their schools.
February 25, 2015
Giving the best teachers a few more students could theoretically boost teaching without breaking the bank. But there could be many challenges to doing so in reality.
December 08, 2014
New York is drawing more of its teachers from the top-third of scorers on the SAT exam, and fewer from the bottom third of the pool.
November 10, 2014
By a razor-thin margin, Washington state voters approved a bill to lower class sizes and hire more school personnel.
October 24, 2014
A charter school that pays teachers more and offers weekly professional development posted big gains after four years, despite a rocky start, according to new research.
October 23, 2014
A paper found that teachers were willing to trade only 20 cents or less of current compensation for each dollar of additional pension wealth.
October 14, 2014
A study finds that teachers that were effective with all students also helped English-language-learners advance academically, regardless of whether they held bilingual certification.
September 16, 2014
Teachers seem to have been confused about some of the details of a federally financed bonus-pay program.