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May 22, 2019

Teachers of Color Get Lower Evaluation Scores Than Their White Peers, Study Finds

The study also found that male teachers receive low ratings more often than female teachers.

April 22, 2019

Should Teachers Be Able to Negotiate Their Own Contracts?

A recent survey shows that a third of teachers would prefer to negotiate salary and benefits for themselves.

March 28, 2019

States' Standards for Teachers Don't Define Culturally Responsive Teaching, Study Argues

While all states incorporate some aspects of culturally responsive teaching within their professional standards, most fail to provide a description of the practice that is clear or comprehensive enough to support teachers in developing and strengthening those skills, a new study from New America finds.

March 26, 2019

Are Teacher Shortages Worse Than We Thought?

High-poverty schools are hit the hardest when it comes to a lack of fully certified and experienced teachers, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute says.

February 26, 2019

You're More Likely to Pass the Bar Than an Elementary Teacher Licensing Exam

More than half of aspiring elementary teachers fail the Praxis exam the first time, according to an analysis by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

February 20, 2019

Higher Pay Leads to Smarter Teachers, Global Study Says

Students perform better academically when they have teachers with higher cognitive skills, the study found.

December 13, 2018

Do Teachers Have Sway in School Decisions? Depends Who You Ask

Almost all school leaders think that teachers are involved in making important school decisions, but just over half of teachers would agree.

December 03, 2018

When Hiring Teachers, District Leaders Prioritize 'Cultural Fit.' That Can Be a Problem

School and district hiring managers consider cultural fit to be more important than other factors, including training and experience, a new study finds.

November 12, 2018

Study: Having Just One Black Teacher Can Up Black Students' Chances of Going to College

Black students who had two black teachers by third grade were 32 percent more likely to enroll in college, a new study finds.

October 23, 2018

Should Student Behavior Be Factored Into Teacher Evaluations? Study Says Yes

Teachers' impact on non-cognitive, or social-emotional, skills is more predictive of students' long-term success than their impact on test scores, the study found.

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