The Distribution of Highly Qualified, Experienced Teachers: Challenges and Opportunities

This Research & Policy Brief offers a discussion of the research base relating to the equitable distribution of teachers and provides strategies for addressing this challenge. It includes a discussion of policy responses to equitable distribution challenges and their relative cost-effectiveness; ways for states to identify districts and schools needing targeted assistance with attracting and retaining these teachers; data states and districts should be collecting and analyzing to assess the effectiveness of new programs; and strategies currently being used by states to improve teacher distribution.