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October 28, 2016

Study: Poor Students No More Likely to Be Taught by Bad Teachers Than Rich Ones

A new study finds that both rich and poor students have nearly equal chances of being taught by the most-effective teachers and the least-effective teachers.

September 26, 2016

Study: Students Suffer When Teachers Are Hired After the School Year Starts

Teachers who are hired when the school year's in full swing are not as effective as those hired before classes begin, according to a new study. And it's the students in low-income urban districts who are paying the price.

September 22, 2016

Study Highlights Importance of Principals in Teacher-Retention Efforts

A new study suggests that districts take a closer look at principals if they want to get to the root cause of teacher turnover and find ways to prevent it.

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.

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