January 9, 2003

Education Week, Vol. 22, Issue 17
Education The State of the States 2003
Even the highest-achieving states have big gaps to fill to meet provisions of the new federal education law.
Kathryn M. Doherty, January 9, 2003
11 min read
Education Off Target
Few states or districts try to match well-qualified teachers with high-need schools.
Melissa McCabe, January 9, 2003
8 min read
Education Increasing the Odds
The reasons good teachers avoid tough schools are many. Simple solutions seldom suffice.
Jeff Archer, January 9, 2003
18 min read
Education The Job-Seekers
Hiring practices keep good teachers away from city schools, but teachers’ own preferences also influence where they end up.
Bess Keller, January 9, 2003
8 min read
Education Mission: Stability
On the night of last April 17, the Philadelphia school community waited anxiously to find out which of the district's schools would land on a new list of low performers--schools that the state was declaring to be in urgent need of change.
Bess Keller, January 9, 2003
10 min read
Education The Great Divide
Students in high-poverty, high-minority, and low-performing schools have less access to well-qualified teachers.
Lynn Olson, January 9, 2003
19 min read
Education The Road Less Taken
Most see Halifax, N.C. as a pit stop off a quiet country road that leads to somewhere, something better.
Julie Blair, January 9, 2003
10 min read
Education Hiring Headway
Recruiting teachers can mean sending a representative with a folding table to a hiring fair. Or it can mean a yearlong campaign that targets the best education schools, courts top students, and doesn't let up until a hundred newly minted teachers have signed contracts and been matched to the neediest schools in the system.
Bess Keller, January 9, 2003
5 min read
Education Teacher Profiles: Quality Counts 2003
Andratesha Munn, Rebecca Farrell, Lyndsay Dimengo, Allison Hauserman, Robert Ristau, Heather Penny, and Michelle Flanagan.
Bess Keller, January 9, 2003
17 min read
Education Thwarted by Fact and Fiction
The two schools reside in the same district, yet they exist in different worlds.
Jeff Archer, January 9, 2003
8 min read
Education Swimming Upstream
Making low-performing schools attractive to highly qualified teachers is a complex undertaking.
Lynn Olson, January 9, 2003
1 min read
Education Deciding Factors
Most districts trying to reduce teacher turnover and increase the number of well-qualified teachers in their schools have focused on improving hiring and recruitment practices. But research suggests that working conditions and salary levels actually are more on teachers' minds as they decide where to teach and whether to stay or leave.
Jennifer Park, January 9, 2003
4 min read
Education Executive Summary: To Close the Gap, Quality Counts
States are taking steps to recruit and retain skilled teachers, but few efforts target the schools where they are needed most.
The Editors, January 9, 2003
6 min read
Education Skirting Tradition
Many poor schools are turning to alternative-certification programs to find teachers to fill their classrooms.
Julie Blair, January 9, 2003
15 min read