Teacher Attrition: A Costly Loss to the Nation, and to the States Report/Fact SheetAugust 01, 2005
There is growing consensus among researchers and educators that the single most important factor in determining a student's performance is the quality of his or her teacher.
ARKANSAS TAKES A LOOK AT ADEQUACY: Study Finds $838 Million Needed to Provide an Adequate Education ArticleDecember 10, 2003
According to a new costing-out study, Arkansas needs to spend an additional $848.3 million to provide an adequate education for its K-12 students
Never in this country's history has the need for an educated, literate citizenry been so critical. The increasing complexity of rapid globalization demands a workforce that is skilled in reading, communications, and mathematics.
STATES REPORT NUMBER OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS: State Officials Admit Guesswork in Reporting Data ArticleNovember 03, 2003
In September, 33 states reported that over 75 percent of their core classes were being taught by "highly qualified" teachers as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act.
ADOLESCENT LITERACY COACHES CATCH ON IN ST. LOUIS: Grades Improve for Middle School Students Under New Program ArticleOctober 20, 2003
The private management team that runs the St. Louis public school system has grabbed headlines in the last few months for closing schools, laying off employees, and outsourcing many district operations.
MEETING THE HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS CHALLENGE: Too Many Teachers Teaching Outside of Their Field, Paige Says ArticleJuly 21, 2003
Last week, in his second annual report to Congress, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige wrote that many classrooms in our nation's schools are being led by teachers without a major or minor in the field in which they teach.
On July 9, the House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation that would help states and school districts meet the "highly qualified teacher" requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES FINAL REGULATIONS FOR NCLB: Regulations Include Clarifications on Teacher Quality ArticleDecember 09, 2002
After receiving over 700 comments from approximately 140 parties in regard to proposed regulations for the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige issued final regulations to further clarify federal, state, and local responsibilities under NCLB.
SUPPORT FOR NEW-TEACHER EXCELLENCE: New Reports Say Financial Incentives and Induction Programs are Successful Tools to Help Meet the Highly Qualified Teacher Challenge ArticleDecember 09, 2002
Two recent reports argue that financial incentives and induction programs are successful in both recruiting new teachers and retaining veteran educators.