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New Policy Brief Released: "Significant Changes in the New Orleans Teacher Workforce"

August 24, 2015

Education Research Alliance for New Orleans releases policy brief on changes in the New Orleans Teacher Workforce post-Katrina

While there is much debate about the suc­cess of school reform, there is one thing almost every­one, on all sides of the debate, agrees on — teach­ers are the most impor­tant school resource. This may seem obvi­ous, espe­cial­ly to edu­ca­tors them­selves, since schools are groups of teach­ers work­ing togeth­er to help stu­dents learn. But there is grow­ing evi­dence that teach­ers affect stu­dents’ long-term life out­comes and that per­for­mance varies con­sid­er­ably across teach­ers. There is also con­sid­er­able vari­a­tion in teacher per­for­mance with­in schools. Vis­it the pub­li­ca­tion page to down­load the report.