Why Do Teachers Quit?

Every year there is a crew of new teachers at your child’s school, with the ink on their teacher certification still drying. But statistics show that after five years, half of those teachers will be gone-either off to another school or out of the profession altogether. While these numbers may seem staggering, the national call […]

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Taking Measure

A recent Council of the Great City Schools report hailed Houston for “beating the odds” by generating sizable gains in student achievement. Much of this is no doubt due to its accountability system. Even though accountability is increasingly recognized as the linchpin of education reform, only a few states have made real progress in establishing […]

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