A study that scrutinizes 22 teacher-preparation programs in Louisiana says that it is possible to prepare new teachers who are as effective as, or sometimes more effective than, their experienced colleagues.
The gap in the qualifications of teachers when comparing New York City’s highest- and lowest-poverty schools closed “substantially” between 2000 and 2005, with modest average improvement in the achievement of students in the poorest schools as a result, concludes a report from the Washington-based Urban Institute.
Tentative teacher deal gives boost to high-needs schools
Since 2002, the New Teacher Project has been finding at least 10 applicants for each teaching job it fills for the once hard-to-staff Baltimore district.
First lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Bush are writing a children's book about a boy who doesn't like to read. It is based on their experiences as teachers.