Home Home
Annotated Bibliography

Author(s):Haskins, R., and Loeb, S
Title:A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Source:http://www.futureofchildren.org/usr_doc/FOC_Bri...
Date:2007
Organization:The Future of Children
Short Description:This brief outlines a five-part plan by which school systems could achieve this goal. The plan includes rethinking entry requirements for teaching, implementing a strategy to identify effective teachers, promoting only effective teachers, giving bonuses to teachers who teach disadvantaged students or in fields that are difficult to staff, and promoting professional development linked directly to teachers’ work.
Annotation:Research on teacher quality shows not only that students who have good teachers learn more but that their learning is cumulative if they have good teachers for several consecutive years. The major goal of educational reformers today should be to boost teacher quality. We outline a five-part plan by which school systems could achieve this goal. The plan includes rethinking entry requirements for teaching, implementing a strategy to identify effective teachers, promoting only effective teachers, giving bonuses to teachers who teach disadvantaged students or in fields that are difficult to staff, and promoting professional development linked directly to teachers’ work. As part of its reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act this year, Congress could consider funding large-scale demonstration and research programs by school systems to test plans for improving teacher quality.
Link: View Full Text

Print Bibliography: HyperLink 

Is this item's link broken? Report Broken Link

Associated Keywords:
Achievement Gap
Documents
Low-Income Students
Minority/Race/Ethnicity
Policy
Teaching/Teacher Quality

Similar Items:
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Urban school reform: Achievement and school climate outcomes for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achivement
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Talent Development Middle Schools
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
American student achievement institute
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Who graduates in California?
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
California: State accountability report card 2005-06
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
McNair scholar handbook
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Colorado Reports
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Learning in a new key
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Teacher credentials and student achivement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Access to success initiative
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Project GRAD
Our impoverished view of education reform
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Primary progress, secondary challenge
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four Year Colleges
Student Aid Simplification: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
What We Must Do To Create a System That Prepares Students for College Success
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter
Federal Perkins Loan teacher cancellation
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Education Trust, Inc
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
American Indian higher education consortium
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
A new way on school integration
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Student African American Brotherhood
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
The Breakthrough High School project
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Helping Teens Succeed
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Funding Gaps 2006
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
National Center for Family Literacy
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
African American students and U.S. high schools
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Washington: Key Education Facts and Figures
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Using socioeconomic diversity to improve school outcomes
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
The future of public education in New Orleans
Orphan Foundation of America
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Teaching and learning across the class divide
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Catching the Dream
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Student loan forgiveness programs
Talent Development High Schools
Kids Count state-level data online
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Miles to go: Louisiana
Educational equity center at AED
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Poverty and Race Research Action Council
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Understanding and working with students and adults from poverty
African American achievement in America
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Cal-SOAP
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Getting What We Pay For: State Community College Strategies that Low-Income, Lower-Skilled Students
Prep for prep
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Stafford loan forgiveness program for teachers
National association of street schools
Gender gap grows
Educational needs index
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Rural education at a glance
Lumina Foundation for Education
Improving lives: Ensuring the academic success of low-income adults
National Urban League Scholarships
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
National HIRE network: Resources and assistance: Indiana
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
College access and tax credits
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states experiences
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Race, schools, and neighborhoods: Reducing barriers to achievement
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The family: America's smallest school
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
2005-2006 Alabama Board of Education report card: A state summary
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Center for Law and Social Policy
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Condition of education 2008
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility project
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
White students are racially isolated
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Achivement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy