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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...

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Reducing bias in classroom instruction

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Performance pay programs that pay off

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

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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...

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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...