Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Springfield, MA

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Springfield, MA

This 2011 study, sponsored by MBAE and Springfield Business Leaders for Education and conducted by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), on teacher policies in the Springfield Public Schools found that improving the teacher evaluation system so that all teachers get feedback is critical, seniority rules are hurting new teacher recruitment, and the $127 million the district spends on compensation must be used more strategically. Designed as a tool to highlight what is and is not working in local schools, the report identifies local and state legislative reforms that would facilitate district efforts to recruit and retain highly effective teachers.

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