Enhancements    

REDUCING INEQUALITY DISTRIBUTION OF QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS DISTRICT FUNDING AND EDUCATOR QUALITY GAPS

REDUCING INEQUALITY DISTRIBUTION OF QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS DISTRICT FUNDING AND EDUCATOR QUALITY GAPS
PI: David Knight
Sponsor: WILLIAM T GRANT FOUNDATION
Center for Education Research and Policy Studies
Amount awarded: $24,983

Disparities in access to high quality educators prevent historically marginalized students from receiving adequate opportunities to learn. The federal government has made equitable access to effective teachers a key component of the Every Student Succeeds Act and several recent state-level court cases have centered on the issue of “teacher quality gaps.” Unfortunately, policymakers have little evidence about what factors affect the inequitable distribution of qualified teachers and principals, or about the characteristics of districts that have successfully narrowed educator quality gaps. The proposed study will address this gap in the literature through use of longitudinal statewide student level data fro m Texas. The study investigates the factors associated with disparities in access to high quality teachers and principals across districts in Texas over a 20-year period.

Posting date: Tue, 10/11/2016

Award start date: Mon, 08/01/2016
Award end date: Mon, 07/31/2017