The National Council on Teacher Quality’s ninth annual teacher policy yearbook presents evaluations of policies in all states in teacher policy areas, including teacher retention, expanding the... Read more »
Recruiting and Selecting
Great schools start with great teachers and leaders, and states and districts need specific strategies to recruit and select high-caliber candidates. The Innovation Station’s resources for recruiting and selecting include the following:
- General resources, such as publications on expanding the teacher and leader pipelines, hiring tools for turnaround schools, and tools for teacher and leader hiring and placement.
- International examples, with publications on what other countries do to selectively recruit top talent.
This report details lessons learned from implementation of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (WWTF) program in five states.
This brief presents findings from a five-year study of 1,990 public school teachers who began teaching in 2007–08.
This brief examines how six school districts participating in the Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative are using data systems to identify a steady supply of effective school leaders... Read more »
This report examines 22 teacher education programs that have significantly shifted focus to place high-quality clinical teacher preparation at the center of their programs.
Working from the premise that effective principals play an important role in improving student outcomes by creating a positive work culture, this report looks at actions that state policymakers... Read more »
This report looks at 10 school districts and the key policy decisions they have made to redesign their teacher compensation systems.
Discover how teacher and leader preparation can play a significant role in equitable access.
This brief from The Education Trust presents ideas for states to consider when developing a state plan to ensure that all students, particularly disadvantaged students, have access to effective... Read more »
This report examines ways districts can work with teacher preparation programs to ensure all students have access to high-quality teachers.
This study presents findings from a preliminary analyses of the Leading Educators Fellowship, a professional development program for highly effective, experienced teachers intended to improve... Read more »
This brief from ERS is based on its work with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and examines the relationship between strategic school design and effective student-based budgeting.
This report outlines the methods used by four successful charter networks to recruit and develop principals, and offers recommendations for expanding these practices to schools across the country... Read more »
Teachers and leaders can find examples, strategies, and resources to strengthen their district’s teacher evaluation system to support professional learning.
This series of videos follows five exemplary principals to illustrate five key practices that are essential to shaping instructional leadership: shaping a vision of academic success for all... Read more »
This brief, written by the Education Commission of the States, examines the necessity of strong school leadership and lists steps states can take to ensure that all schools have effective leaders... Read more »
This report from the Center for American Progress calls for the expansion of supported entry programs for new teachers.
This case study examines the work of three groups of charter management organizations (CMOs) to develop and launch teacher credentialing and master’s degrees programs.
The Education Commission of the States’ database—updated weekly—tracks legislation, rules/regulations, and executive orders on a variety of education issues, including teacher and leadership... Read more »
This policy snapshot, published by the Education Commission of the States, provides a state-by-state comparison of recent legislation aimed to support targeted recruitment and retention of... Read more »
This paper presents findings from an analysis using student-level data over ten years to investigate the long-term impact of students having teachers of the same race in elementary grades. ... Read more »
This report examines the progress made in recent years in increasing teacher diversity in public schools.
This brief by the Center for American Progress highlights how some states use funding through Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to strengthen the teacher pipeline by... Read more »
This report from EdTrust examines why retention rates of black teachers and teachers of color remain low.
Based on data collected from six urban school districts that participated in The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative, this report from the Rand Corporation examines the resources... Read more »
This working paper presents findings from an investigation on the impact of demographic matches or mismatches on teacher expectations for students in high schools.
This working paper from the Center for Education Data and Research presents findings about the teacher hiring process from a study analyzing data from Washington state on prospective teachers and... Read more »
This brief highlights an analysis of the Boston Public Schools Human Capital Initiative (HCI), launched in 2014 to improve teacher quality in city schools.
This study examines what Boston charter schools are doing to achieve consistently strong student outcomes.
Using data from Los Angeles Unified School District and Washington state, this report seeks to quantify the impact of layoffs on teacher productivity.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
This guide provides an in-depth look at the elements of a 14-month research-based leadership development model designed to train aspiring school leaders in New York.
This paper analyzes the impact of the Florida Critical Teacher Shortage Program (FCTSP), which is aimed at increasing recruitment and stemming attrition of teachers in subject areas with shortages... Read more »
In California, seven out of 10 of the state’s fastest growing occupations are in STEM fields.
This report outlines findings from a study of the 2010 cohort of Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Program grantees in their third year of implementation.