January 13, 2000

Education Week, Vol. 19, Issue 18
Education Sweetening the Pot
Policymakers offer enticements to lure teachers, but rarely target their efforts.
Lynn Olson, August 7, 2017
21 min read
Education Setting Policies for New Teachers
States set sights on policies to ensure a qualified teaching force, but they’re not there yet.
Craig D. Jerald & Ulrich Boser, January 13, 2000
8 min read
Education Becoming a Teacher in Connecticut
Although the state has also created alternative routes for teacher preparation, more than 95 percent of those who come into the profession from the state go through the following steps:
Jeff Archer, January 13, 2000
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Education A Picture of the Teacher Pipeline: Baccalaureate and Beyond
Many college students who prepare to teach in public schools do not. Of those who do, many leave the profession after only a few years. And both those who enter and remain in teaching typically have lower test scores than their peers.
Ulrich Boser, January 13, 2000
4 min read
Education Earning Their Stripes
Connecticut’s BEST program puts the needs of new teachers front and center.
Jeff Archer, January 13, 2000
14 min read
Education The Salary Gap
A growing gap between salaries for public and private school teachers and other college graduates may make it increasingly difficult to lure and keep qualified people in the classroom, according to an Education Week study conducted for Quality Counts 2000.
Christy Lynn Wilson, January 13, 2000
1 min read
Education Taking a Different Road to Teaching
In general, alternative routes attract a significantly higher proportion of minority candidates and math and science teachers--highly prized recruits for many districts--than traditional programs do. Studies also have found that teachers coming through alternative routes perform at least as well, if not better, on state licensing exams than traditional graduates. Often, such candidates are older and more mature. They're more willing to teach in urban environments, and they're more likely to stay in the districts where they've been trained.
Lynn Olson, January 13, 2000
5 min read
Education Finding and Keeping Competent Teachers
In their efforts to raise achievement, states are looking at the question of who should teach.
Lynn Olson, January 13, 2000
23 min read
Education Competition Is Fierce For Minority Teachers
Teacher-recruiter Patricia McNeal says minority teachers can have their pick of job offers.
Jeff Archer, January 13, 2000
7 min read
Education Who Should Teach? The States Decide
Good teaching matters. Savvy parents have long known this, and research is confirming it. With U.S. schools needing to hire about 2 million teachers in the next decade, the push is on to make sure that the people who take those jobs are qualified to teach to the higher academic standards now expected of students.
The Editors, January 13, 2000
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Education A New Approach to Measuring Equity
Few aspects of education have generated as much attention and dispute as how schools are financed. Since 1971, courts have found school finance systems in 17 states unconstitutional because of disparities in spending between rich and poor districts, the National Center for Education Statistics reports. With several states still in litigation, there is little doubt that policymakers will continue to struggle with the issue well into the future.
Greg F. Orlofsky, January 13, 2000
7 min read
Education The State Of the States 2000
Work on standards and accountability continued in 1999, but much remains to be done.
Craig D. Jerald, January 13, 2000
10 min read
Education The Gatekeeping Challenge
States set the rules for who can teach, and too many aren’t strict enough.
Ann Bradley, January 13, 2000
19 min read