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Teacher leadership development: Tracking one district’s progress over three years
Jonathan Eckert, Alesha Daughtrey
This study tracks the progress of one Iowa school district over the course of three years through its implementation of a Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) model, designed in response to a statewide TLC system initiative. A survey administered at baseline and at the conclusion of each of three pilot years measured teacher leadership development, identified specific areas for...

Directors of Chilean public schools selected by high public management removed from office before the end of their term: Lessons for Latin America
Sebastian Donoso - Diaz, Juan Pablo Fernandez -Negrete, Daniel Reyes Araya
This study exposes the opinions of a group of former directors of public schools in Chile who were selected by the system of high public management, and who had to leave their posts before the end of their appointment period. The responses evidence the fragility of the local organization of public education, in terms of the interference of the local political authority in the early dismissal...

Academic fraud at the university: An analysis of an actual case, the conflict and its resolution
Alfonso Pardo, Carlos Rodríguez-Casals
This study analyzes a real case of academic fraud in a university sent from a tutor of a course to the director of the degree for its resolution. The conflict started when a group of students accessed the content of several quarterly exams before taking the tests, and dishonestly received grades higher than usual. As the whole group’s grades averages were affected, the rest of their classmates...

Improving graduation rates: Legitimate practices and gaming strategies
Noralee R. Edwards, Diana L. Mindrila
Accountability pressures faced by teachers and leaders may lead well-intentioned educators to engage in strategic reporting and operational practices to increase test scores, graduation rates, and other indicators of student success. Such practices are referred to as gaming behaviors . School district personnel attending a Georgia educational conference ( N =146) reported a significant...

Understanding teacher shortages: An analysis of teacher supply and demand in the United States
Leib Sutcher, Linda Darling-Hammond, Desiree Carver-Thomas
This paper reviews the sources of and potential solutions to teacher shortages in the United States. It describes the sources of current and projected increases in teacher demand relative to enrollments, shifts in pupil-teacher ratios, and attrition. It places these in relation to recent declines in teacher supply and evaluates evidence of shortages in fields like mathematics, science, special...

The trouble with teacher turnover: How teacher attrition affects students and schools
Desiree Carver-Thomas, Linda Darling-Hammond
Addressing teacher turnover is critical to stemming the country's continuing teacher shortages. It is also important for school effectiveness, as the academic and financial costs of teacher turnover to student learning and district budgets are significant. Using the most recent nationally representative data from the National Center for Education Statistics' Schools and Staffing Surveys, the...

Recruitment, employment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Richard Ingersoll, Henry May, Gregory Collins
This study examines and compares the recruitment, employment, and retention of minority and nonminority school teachers over the quarter century from the late 1980s to 2013. Our objective is to empirically ground the ongoing debate regarding minority teacher shortages and changes in the minority teaching force. The data we analyze are from the National Center for Education Statistics’...

Strategies for attracting and retaining educators: What does the evidence say?
Anne Podolsky, Tara Kini, Linda Darling-Hammond, Joseph Bishop
A highly competent teacher workforce is a necessary foundation for improving children’s educational outcomes, especially for those who rely most on schools for their success. Yet in the United States, shortages in the teaching force have been growing across the country, reaching crisis proportions in some teaching fields— such as mathematics, science, and special education—and in locations...

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