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“Quality-Blind” Layoff Policies in 14 States Put Jobs of Great Teachers at Risk

February 25, 2011

Outdated Rules and Budget Shortfalls Could Force Schools Nationwide to Dismiss Top Teachers, With Devastating Consequences for the Neediest Students

Analysis of Race to the Top Outcomes Applauds Contest Design, Urges Scoring Improvements

December 07, 2010

As the U.S. Department of Education announces a “lessons learned” review of its Race to the Top competition, a new analysis of the Obama administration’s signature reform initiative suggests that its future impact will be limited unless problems in the scoring process are addressed.

Teachers Trained by TNTP Earn Top Ratings for Third Consecutive Year in Louisiana Study

August 27, 2010

The New Teacher Project Earns Highest Ratings for Preparing Exceptionally Effective Teachers in Math, Reading, English Language Arts and Science

Statement on Congressman Obey’s “Edujobs” Amendment

June 30, 2010

Congress must stay true to its word on funding for education reform. That means declining Congressman Obey's proposal to strip funds from the Department of Education's most innovative grant initiatives in order to fund a new bill designed to address job cuts.

“Keep Our Educators Working Act” Should Support Smarter Layoff Policies

May 03, 2010

The “Keep Our Educators Working Act” proposes to provide $23 billion in federal funding to help states fight a looming wave of teacher layoffs due to deep budget cuts nationwide. Saving teachers' jobs’ is a laudable goal, but even more important is minimizing the impact of the recession on America’s students.

Surveys Find Strong Teacher Support for “Quality-Based” Layoff Policies

March 02, 2010

Amid signs that the economy will force school districts across the country to lay off teachers in the coming months, this policy brief shows strong teacher support for ending “quality-blind” layoff policies based strictly on seniority.

Inadequate Math and Science Teacher Supply, Ineffective Evaluation and Support Policies

January 01, 2010

A TNTP analysis finds that an inadequate supply of STEM teachers and ineffective teacher evaluation and support policies throughout Washington State are contributing to a widening achievement gap in math and science.

Ineffective Teacher Staffing, Evaluation and Support Practices in Cincinnati

December 01, 2009

Problems in the way the district hires, places, evaluates and supports its teachers are preventing schools from assembling the strongest possible instructional teams.

New Reports Challenge States to Commit to Bold Teacher-Effectiveness Reforms

November 10, 2009

Two new reports - from TNTP and the Education Trust - outline strategies for ending educational inequity by building a highly effective teacher workforce.

Ineffective Teacher Evaluation and Staffing Systems in Los Angeles Schools

November 05, 2009

A new TNTP analysis finds that LAUSD’s biennial up-or-down teacher evaluation system awards almost all teachers a simple passing grade of “Meets Standards.”

Teachers Trained by TNTP Among Louisiana’s Most Effective

September 21, 2009

TNTP earns top ratings for preparing exceptionally effective teachers in math and reading.

Indianapolis Public Schools Must Change Policies, Practices to Ensure Effective Teaching

July 22, 2009

A new TNTP analysis calls for changes in teacher layoff, transfer and evaluation rules and human resources services in Indianapolis Public Schools.

Nation’s Schools Failing to Assess Teacher Effectiveness, Treating Teachers as Interchangeable Parts

June 01, 2009

A new TNTP study documents how treating teachers like "widgets" prevents schools from recognizing excellence, providing support, or removing ineffective teachers.

NYC Teaching Fellow featured on cover of TIME magazine

February 22, 2008