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Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Every child deserves to be placed in a classroom taught by a talented, dedicated, and highly qualified teacher. With numerous reports indicating the difficulties many school districts are having in recruiting and retaining effective teachers, questions regarding the most effective strategies to meet this goal have surfaced:

Teacher Turnover in At-Risk Schools (Recording of Live Webcast)

TQ Source on Recruitment and Retention

Questions and Answers on Teacher-Pay Incentives

Sabrina Laine, Ph.D., Director of the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality at Learning Point Associates, fielded questions about teacher-pay incentives during a live online chat hosted in October by Education Week's website. The chat—called "Teacher-Pay Incentives: Do They Work?"—featured 45 questions from teachers, school administrators, government representatives, parents, and college students majoring in education.

Dr. Laine was joined on the panel by Tricia Coulter, Ph.D., Director of the Teaching Quality and Leadership Institute at ECS, and Ben Schaefer, Program Manager at the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. The three discussed the research, or lack of research, on the effectiveness of teacher-pay incentives. A PDF version of the transcript of the chat is available.

Teacher-Pay Incentives: Do They Work?
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