Using Teacher Data to Attract, Reward, & Retain Top Teachers

September 28, 2012 – Thanks to increasingly meaningful teacher evaluations, we know far more than ever about the effectiveness of teachers in public school classrooms. What should states, districts, and schools do with that knowledge? In policy debates, much of the attention has focused on teachers at the “ineffective” end of the spectrum. However, state and district policymakers should instead focus on opportunities for the top 25 percent of teachers. This report, first published for the PIE Network’s Sixth Annual Policy Summit, offers seven strategies for policymakers who are ready to create the policy changes to leverage, reward, retain, and attract excellent teachers.

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Parts 1 and 2: Paying Teachers More—Within Budget (10:08)

Watch this space for an updated motiongraphic, based on the experiences of the first pilot schools to implement their own Opportunity Culture®s, showing the importance of models that let teams led by excellent teachers reach many more students, and let all teachers...

An Opportunity Culture® for All

Making Teaching a Highly Paid, High-Impact Profession Full Report [pdf] | Summary [pdf] In this brief written in 2013, Public Impact® Co-Presidents Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel shared their vision of an Opportunity Culture®, explaining how extending the...