One Year Later: Can State Equity Plans Improve Access to Great Teaching? Report/Fact SheetMay 26, 2016
This report is based on an analysis of the teacher equity plans that states submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in summer 2015. It provides an overview of the gaps states identified in students’ access to high-quality teaching, examines the root causes for these gaps, and highlights promising approaches for eliminating them.
Climate Change Series: Federal, State, and Local Policy Recommendations for Creating a Positive School Climate Report/Fact SheetJanuary 22, 2015
Climate Change: Improving School Climate by Supporting Great Teaching Report/Fact SheetSeptember 18, 2014
On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers Report/Fact SheetJuly 17, 2014
Roughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year—attrition that costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually. This high turnover rate disproportionately affects high-poverty schools and seriously compromises the nation’s capacity to ensure that all students have access to skilled teaching.
Testimony of Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education and Former Governor of West Virginia, Before the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Public School Finance System Report/Fact SheetSeptember 24, 2012
Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment Report/Fact SheetSeptember 15, 2011
Although some progress has been made in improving the writing achievement of students in American schools, most students do not write well enough to meet grade-level demands.
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in High-Performing Education Systems Report/Fact SheetMarch 16, 2011
This report examines lessons from these high-performing systems that the United States can apply, and provides detailed descriptions of the policies from each system.
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness: Lessons Learned from High-Performing Education Systems Report/Fact SheetMarch 16, 2011
The issue of teacher effectiveness has risen rapidly to the top of the education policy agenda, and the federal government and states are considering bold steps to improve teacher and leader effectiveness.
Transforming High Schools: Performance Systems for Powerful Teaching Report/Fact SheetFebruary 08, 2011
This brief provides several recommendations for federal and state policymakers to support educator development in high schools.
Meeting the Challenge: The Role of School Leaders in Turning Around the Lowest-Performing High Schools Report/Fact SheetJanuary 28, 2011
As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains.