This Would Improve Arizona Schools More Than Anything Else

From Arizona Republic, March 17, 2019, by Joanna Allhands

Classrooms filled with highly effective teachers.

I know. Duh. But the research is clear: Students who have effective teachers perform light-years ahead of their peers. And that accelerated performance sticks with students for years (though the converse is true for students who have ineffective teachers).

That’s why it’s in our state’s long-term best interest to fill every public school – be it rich or poor, charter or district – with teachers who can effectively manage a classroom and teach students with increasingly diverse skills and needs.

In fact, of all the things we could do in the name of improving education, this is hands-down the one that will make the most positive difference. Read the full article…

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