WASHINGTON (November 9, 2009) – The Education Trust and The New Teacher Project (TNTP) today released two reports challenging states to focus on bold reforms to increase teacher effectiveness in their applications for federal “Race to the Top” funding.
(Washington, DC) A report released today by The Education Trust marshals findings from several recent large-scale studies of student achievement to argue that policy makers hoping to boost student achievement must attend, first and foremost, to issues of teacher quality - the quality of teacher preparation, recruitment, licensure, hiring, assignment and ongoing professional development.
(Washington, D.C)In releasing Education Watch: The Education Trust 1998 State and National Data Book, Kati Haycock, Director of The Education Trust, called for immediate and bold action to close the achievement gap and to raise overall student achievement.
NAEP Reading Results for the States: Picture for Children of Color has Dimmed
(Washington, D.C.) The achievement gap between African American and White students grew in 16 states between 1992 and 1998. The gap between Hispanic and White students grew in 9 states over the same period of time. This according to the state-by-state reading scores of 4th graders on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), released today by the U.S. Department of Education.
(Washington, D.C.)- Two documents released today by The Education Trust make it clear that the achievement gap that separates low-income students from other students can be closed if low-income students receive high level instruction.
The second document reports the results of a national survey of high-poverty schools that are either high performing or have made significant academic gains.
(Washington, D.C.) A report released today by The Education Trust decries the fact that many states grant teaching licenses without requiring that individuals demonstrate knowledge of the subject area that they intend to teach.
(Washington, D.C.) In a December 1 letter, Kati Haycock, director of The Education Trust, invited 15 national education leaders to join in a national effort to ensure that low-income and minority students have teachers who are at least as qualified, experienced and effective as the teachers teaching other students.
"No matter how you cut the data-certified vs. uncertified teachers, out- vs. in-field teaching, high scores vs. low scores on licensure exams, or experienced vs.