How schools hire teachers

Much attention has been paid recently to teacher shortages.  However, less attention has been paid to how schools hire teachers, which has a direct impact on the shortage issue (which varies by subject and region).  Ineffective teachers are more likely to leave, as are those who don’t “fit” well with the culture or demographic of

Low-income high-achievers: How to increase applications for selective universities

This Wednesday, June 26th, I attended a Brookings Institute event hosted by the Hamilton Project: “The Economic Imperative of Expanding College Opportunity.” There were two panels during the meeting, the first of which focused on low-income, high-achieving students’ college application behaviors compared to their high-income, high-achieving peers. The panel discussed findings and policy implications based