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June 22, 2010

ProComp May Have Boosted Teacher Selection, Retention

Denver's ProComp pay program may have helped attract more-effective teachers to the district and boosted retention in hard-to-serve schools, according to a report on the much-discussed system released recently by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Teachers opting into the program also appear to ...

June 09, 2010

Sen. Bennet's Mysterious Teacher Bill

Over at Politics K-12, Alyson Klein has a very interesting item up about Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who recently introduced a school-turnaround bill. While some folks are poring over that, though, here in the teacher-quality universe the question on the table is: What the heck happened to Bennet'...

April 05, 2010

Weaker Teachers Leave Tough Schools, Analysis Finds

It's long been known that high-poverty, high-minority schools have higher rates of teacher turnover than other schools. But is turnover in such schools always a bad thing? In a new paper out from the National Bureau of Economic Research, economists Eric Hanushek and Steven Rivkin take on the issue a...

March 25, 2010

Stimulus Package Saved Teacher Jobs, Scholars Say

The Center on Reinventing Public Education has an important new analysis out on jobs data and the stimulus. The bottom line: Although K-12 employment dropped by about 1.4 percent from 2009 to 2010, the federal economic-stimulus law paid for about 342,000 jobs over that time period, or 5.5 percent ...

November 16, 2009

Bill Would Amend, Expand Troops to Teachers

Federal legislation would expand a program that encourages ex-military officials to shift into the classroom.

October 23, 2009

AFT Files Federal Complaint on Behalf of Immigrant Teachers

The American Federation of Teachers just stepped up its effort to shut down a teacher-recruiting company that it alleges bilked more than 200 teachers from the Philippines out of thousands of dollars in fees for placements in U.S. schools.

September 15, 2009

Abusive Practices in Recruiting Teachers from Abroad

You may have heard heard of districts that hire a good portion of teachers from foreign countries like India and the Philippines. Many of these teachers come seeking the opportunity to win higher salaries here than they could in their native countries, and many have proven to be successful teachers....

August 28, 2009

A Glut of Substitute Teachers in Texas

Here's a fascinating story out of Texas about districts gradually getting choosier in who they will accept as substitute teachers. Some districts, the story notes, now require applicants to hold a teaching credential. In the past, a GED or high school diploma and some relevant experience were the ...

October 15, 2008

The Struggle to Recruit Minority Teachers

An Associated Press story this week said the Tucson school district has launched a $550,000 effort to recruit more minority teachers with the hope of diversifying its staff and giving minority students a better chance of seeing themselves as part of the education system. Not surprisingly, the move ...

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