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Teacher Quality in At-Risk Schools

TQ Source Tips & Tools: Emerging Strategies to Enhance Teacher Quality

2007

Nothing will go as far toward improving the educational attainment of all children—and especially those in the most troubled schools—as ensuring that there is a qualified teacher in every classroom. To help remedy the widespread problem of inexperienced and poorly qualified teachers in at-risk schools, The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) examined 10 key issues often associated with getting and keeping quality teachers in the schools that most need them.

These key issues provide several strategies that when implemented effectively can have a positive and lasting impact toward ensuring highly qualified teachers in at-risk schools. Although not the only issues related to recruiting and retaining quality teachers, they are some of the most significant.

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