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  • Interactive map of equity indicators
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    Making ESSA’s Equity Promise Real: State Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap

    Sep 05 2018
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    The use of multiple measures in statewide school accountability and improvement systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers states, districts, and schools the chance to gather and respond to information that is meaningfully connected to student opportunity and success. As policymakers, educators, parents, community-based organizations, and other education stakeholders implement ESSA, they can use the information in this interactive tool to identify and target their efforts to ensure that students furthest from opportunity can graduate from high school fully prepared for college, career, and civic engagement.
  • Understanding Teacher Shortages Interactive Map
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    Understanding Teacher Shortages: 2018 Update

    Aug 24 2018
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    How states experience the teacher shortage depends on their unique mix of policies, conditions, and even cost of living. This interactive map provides a state-by-state look at key indicators of teacher supply and demand and the equitable distribution of teachers. States and the District of Columbia receive a teaching attractiveness rating, based on compensation, teacher turnover, working conditions, and qualifications, and a teacher equity rating, based on the distribution of uncertified and inexperienced teachers.
  • What's the Cost of Teacher Turnover?
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    What's the Cost of Teacher Turnover?

    Sep 13 2017
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    High teacher turnover—or churn—undermines student achievement and consumes valuable staff time and resources. It also contributes to teacher shortages throughout the country, as roughly 6 of 10 new teachers hired each year are replacing colleagues who left the classroom before retirement. This tool is designed to help policymakers and stakeholders estimate the cost of teacher turnover in a school or district and to inform a local conversation about how to attract, support, and retain a high-quality teacher workforce.
  • Online Research Compendium: Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement
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    Online Research Compendium

    Jun 05 2017
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    This online research compendium summarizes studies and program evaluations referenced in the report, Community Schools as an Effective School Improvement Strategy: A Review of the Evidence. It is intended to serve as a resource for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers who are interested in the evidence base for community schools.
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    Understanding Teacher Shortages 2016

    Sep 15 2016
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    How states experience the teacher shortage depends on their unique mix of policies, conditions, and even cost of living. This interactive map provides a state-by-state look at key indicators of teacher supply and demand and the equitable distribution of teachers. States and the District of Columbia receive a teaching attractiveness rating, based on compensation, teacher turnover, working conditions, and qualifications, and a teacher equity rating, based on the distribution of uncertified and inexperienced teachers.
  • Interactive map of California teacher shortage
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    California Teacher Shortage by County

    Feb 15 2016
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    This interactive map sheds light on the causes and consequences of California’s teacher shortage by exploring indicators at the county level in comparison with statewide averages. Browse and compare key indicators, such as the percentage of underqualified teachers, the number of teachers needed to reduce student-teacher ratios, and student enrollment, to understand how your county is experiencing the teacher shortage relative to other counties and the state as a whole.