The revolutionary retention strategy of investing in beginning teachers

We examine the extent to which beginning teachers are receiving any form of compensating differentials that would help increase teacher...


Reducing bias in classroom instruction

New research on implicit racial bias in schools and its effect on student achievement.


Bias in teacher observations: No easy solutions

A new study out of Chicago has garnered a lot of attention for finding that Black teachers were significantly more...


Diversifying the teacher workforce: More than a foot in the door

Many efforts to increase diversity focus on getting more teachers of color to the door of the classroom, with too...


Learning from the vaccine rollout

Just as the U.S. managed one of the most successful rollouts of COVID vaccines of any nation, so too can...


Admissions requirements: Following the lead of state policy?

Do state policies have an impact on who enters teacher preparation and what is the impact of program' admissions requirements...


Substitute Teaching 101: When no one answers the call

Are some teacher absences more likely to be covered than others? And what can be learned from the situations when...


Could it be that teacher certification does in fact matter?

Lo and behold, it turns out that stricter certification requirements do appear to pay off—but not for the reasons that...


Affirming spaces matter for teachers too

To cultivate the type of learning environment that would support and sustain candidates of color there are three areas to...


An ode to the pandemic and parents

While no one wanted a pandemic—the damage is incalculable—it gets full credit for taking us off-kilter.


Tools to help recruit a strong, diverse teacher workforce

A new tool designed to help districts identify sources of academically strong, diverse teacher candidates and better target recruitment...


The wind at our backs on diversifying the teaching profession

No longer is it appropriate to decouple the goal of improving teacher quality from parallel efforts to increase the number...


Performance pay programs that pay off

A new meta-analysis finds a positive and significant relationship of performance pay on student learning outcomes.


Making sustainable residencies THE standard

Teacher preparation residencies have the benefit of providing extended time for future teachers to learn how to teach before they...


The turning tide: Greater interest in teaching among Black and Hispanic students

Black and Hispanic college students don't enter teaching at the same rate as white students, but new trends indicate some...