Publications About Access to Strong Teachers

Following is a list of all Education Trust publications arranged from newest to oldest.

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What Does It Take to Close Achievement Gaps and Help All Students Learn at High Levels?*

Find answers in How It’s Being Done: Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools. Karin Chenoweth’s latest book takes you on a coast-to-coast tour of classrooms that work. These schools turn high expectations into academic success, whether they serve low-income white kids in rural Arkansas, Latino teens in Southern California, or black middle schoolers in Boston. Learn how they do it.

Publication date: 
September 8 2009

Core Problems*

Learn about how out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses in high-poverty and high-minority schools.

Publication date: 
November 20 2008 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Texas-Sized Gaps in Teacher Quality Shortchange Poor and Minority Students*

This follow-up study of Texas’s 50 largest school districts finds significant teacher quality and pay gaps throughout the state. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this report no longer is active.)

Publication date: 
February 1 2008 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Teacher Salary Gaps Shortchange Poor Children in Texas

These companion reports document funding patterns in the state’s 10 largest school systems, showing how average teacher salaries vary dramatically between schools within the same district. The reports describe gaps in per-teacher spending, and how those gaps stack the deck against the academic success of low-income, Hispanic and African American children. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this report no longer is active.)

Publication date: 
June 1 2007 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Teacher Salary Gaps Shortchange Minority Children in Texas*

These companion reports document funding patterns in the state’s 10 largest school systems, showing how average teacher salaries vary dramatically between schools within the same district. The reports describe gaps in per-teacher spending, and how those gaps stack the deck against the academic success of low-income, Hispanic and African American children. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this work is no longer active.)

Publication date: 
June 1 2007 (All day)

Missing the Mark: States’ Teacher Equity Plans Fall Short

This analysis of teacher-equity plans prepared by all 50 states and the District of Columbia finds that most states failed to properly analyze data that would determine whether poor and minority children get more than their fair share of unqualified, inexperienced, and out-of-field teachers.

Publication date: 
August 1 2006 (All day)

Teaching Inequality: How Poor and Minority Students Are Shortchanged on Teacher Quality

This report provides new information on the impact of teacher quality on student achievement and offers specific steps states should take to remedy the persistent practice of denying the best teachers to the children who need them the most.

Publication date: 
June 1 2006 (All day)

The Real Value of Teachers: Using New Information about Teacher Effectiveness to Close the Achievement Gap

This report lays out an ambitious policy agenda, premised on an exhaustive review of the existing research on teacher effectiveness—often referred to as “value-added.”

Publication date: 
December 1 2004 (All day)

Implementing Key Teacher Quality Provisions

NCLB requires states to adopt minimum standards for who can be considered a “highly qualified” teacher, measure the extent to which the state provides such teachers to all students, and adopt goals and plans to ensure that all students are taught by qualified teachers. This paper discusses the key teacher quality provisions in NCLB.

Publication date: 
September 1 2003 (All day)

In Need of Improvement: Ten Ways the U.S. Department of Education Has Failed to Live Up to Its Teacher Quality Commitments

A brief report criticizing the U.S. Department of Education for failing to make adequate progress implementing the crucial teacher quality provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

Publication date: 
August 1 2003 (All day)