New Analysis: Relationship between Teacher Vacancy Rates and Poverty Rates in NYC Districts

Students in New York City's higher poverty areas face a number of challenges to their academic success. At their neighborhod school, they are subject to higher levels of teacher turnover than their peers in more wealthy or even middle-class neighborhoods.

Teaching positions in those neighborhoods are often the most difficult to fill. Any policy that would put ineffective teachers from the Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR) pool back in the classroom, such as by requiring principals to select first from among the ATR pool rather than hiring the most qualified teachers, would disproportionately harm children in New York City's highest poverty communities.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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