Facts For Education Advocates: Demographics and the Racial Divide (copublished with the College Board) Report/Fact SheetOctober 27, 2008
The third in a multi-issue series provides a “Facts for Education Advocates” feature focusing on the demographics and racial divide in today’s schools.
Making a Difference? The Effects of Teach for America in High School Report/Fact SheetJune 05, 2008
This report from the Urban Institute’s National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) finds that at the high school level, Teach for America (TFA) teachers are more effective than experienced teachers across subject areas, but particularly in math and science classes.
This report from Education Sector surveyed 1,010 public school teachers of grades K–12 about challenges in their profession; their feelings on specific reforms aimed at improving teacher quality, such as differential pay proposals; and their general thoughts on teachers’ unions and the role unions can play in the improvement of teacher quality.
Recognizing that no tool is more important than information to help educators and other advocates improve the country’s educational system, the College Board and the Alliance for Excellent Education have formed a partnership to develop a series of fact sheets highlighting the state of American schools and their students.
Improving the Distribution of Teachers in Low-performing High Schools Report/Fact SheetApril 10, 2008
Inequitable [teacher] distribution is a problem at all grade levels, but some aspects are more pronounced in high schools....
Measuring and Improving the Effectiveness of High School Teachers Report/Fact SheetMarch 25, 2008
Most education reformers agree that effective teaching is defined by improving student learning, but they disagree on how to measure teacher effectiveness and how to use those measurements to improve teaching.
What Keeps Good Teachers in the Classroom? Understanding and Reducing Teacher Turnover Report/Fact SheetFebruary 26, 2008
Teachers are crucial to the success of our students.
Studies show that college remediation rates are high and college completion rates are low.
New Teacher Excellence: Retaining Our Best Report/Fact SheetJuly 30, 2007
New Teacher Excellence: Retaining Our Best examines what we know about effective induction programs and offer examples of programs around the nation that might serve as models for others.