Making the most of who you have: Academic and behavioral gains from repeat teachers

A new study finds sizable gains for students when they are assigned to a teacher for the second time.


Measuring “good” teaching is complicated

Since "good" teaching is so multifaceted, it requires multiple measures to capture its complexity.


Teachers want families, too: Why it’s time for paid family leave

Offering paid family leave is an important way to improve quality of life for educators.


How many school districts offer paid parental leave?

A review of school districts' parental leave policies and how these policies can help support and retain teachers


A call to action from dismal NAEP scores: Support teachers to engage with parents

Parents and families must be part of the partnership to help students gain back their academic footing.


From the source: What strategies do teachers of color believe will be most successful in recruiting and retaining teachers of color?

A new RAND Corporation survey asked teachers what would be the most effective strategies to recruit and retain more teachers...


What do we know about retaining special education teachers of color?

New research finds that paraprofessional support, time, caseload, resources, and professional development all play major factors in retention.


Reducing certification requirements and reviewing the effects: Texas tracks the data on the state’s temporary teacher waiver policy

Temporary gains accompanied by longer-term challenges.


How are districts observing and providing feedback to teachers?

Frequent observations and feedback can help teachers excel in the classroom.


Eight ways states can act now to retain an effective, diverse teacher workforce

A focus on teacher recruitment without appropriate attention to retention is like trying to collect water in a sieve.


Establishing positive teacher-student relationships may help boost student outcomes

New research explores the dynamic between teacher relationship skills and elementary student learning in math and literacy.


How some states use licensure test pass rate data to build a stronger, more diverse teacher workforce

While nearly every state in the nation requires aspiring teachers to pass at least one licensure test, the information from...


How are school districts using strategic pay to attract and retain teachers where they need them?

We examine if and how 148 large U.S. school districts use strategic pay to recruit and retain teachers.


Setting sights lower: States back away from elementary teacher licensure tests

Many states are moving to eliminate existing measures of content knowledge for aspiring teachers, citing concerns around possible teacher shortages.


Making Secretary Cardona’s vision for the teaching profession a reality

Beyond the important areas outlined in the Secretary's remarks, we see two big challenges to the goal of access and...