Document Number: 9024Not Prepared for Class: High Poverty Schools Continue to Have Fewer In-Field Teachers - Nearly a decade after federal law was enacted to ensure that low-income students and students of color had a fair shot at being assigned to strong teachers, students in high-poverty schools are still disproportionately taught by out-of-field and rookie teachers. Abundant research has concluded
that among schoolhouse variables, teacher quality has
the single most significant impact on student academic gains.
(Sarah Almy and Christina Theokas, The Education Trust, November 2010)...
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