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March 10, 2015

Students May Benefit From Teachers Who Are the Same Race, Study Finds

Black and low-performing students seemed to gain most from having a teacher of the same race, it concludes.

March 04, 2015

Study: Teach For America's Scale-Up Didn't Harm Quality

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

Study: Novices Often Teach the Youngest, Neediest Students in Their Schools

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

Better Teaching, Higher Salaries, and Lower Costs? Analysis Says It's Possible

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

Higher Academic Standing Seen Among Recent New York Teacher Hires

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

Class-Size Reduction Measure in Washington State Squeaks Through

By a razor-thin margin, Washington state voters approved a bill to lower class sizes and hire more school personnel.

October 24, 2014

Charter With High Teacher Salaries Improved Achievement, Study Finds

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

Study Questions 'Backloading' of Teacher Compensation

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

Teaching ELLs: Do Qualifications and Effectiveness Overlap?

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

Districts Faced Challenges Implementing Federal Performance-Pay Grants

Teachers seem to have been confused about some of the details of a federally financed bonus-pay program.

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