From the Back Cover
Improving Teacher Quality
Inside these pages are illustrative examples, the most current research, and a proven process for improving teacher quality. This book offers education leaders at all levels innovative strategies based on best practices that are at once proactive, strategic, and coordinated. Resting on the principles of collaboration and common understanding, the authors explore eight necessary components for improving teacher quality.
Praise for Improving Teacher Quality
"Improving Teacher Quality articulates the integrated and interdependent links that comprise a high quality, effective human capital system that is the necessary backdrop for the kind of sustainable improvement efforts that will ultimately lead to improved teaching practice and, most importantly, student learning. This book gets it right."Ellen Moir, CEO, New Teacher Center
"This is the most important guide available to help principals engage in the critical work of getting and supporting the best teachers possible. The authors offer concrete, practice-based strategies in a wonderfully comprehensive manner and with great insight."Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Chair, Vanderbilt University
"This important and timely book recognizes the critical importance of teacher quality in promoting student learning. It's a complex landscape, in which school principals play an essential role in attracting and retaining effective teachers through hiring policies and cultural and professional support; this book provides a valuable guide to that landscape."Charlotte Danielson, educational consultant
"A practical guide to a hot education topic: human capital management. Readers will gain a keenunderstanding of what it takes to develop and sustain a system that enables effective teachers to flourish in today's public schools."Julia Koppich, president, J. Koppich & Associates
About the Author
Sabrina Laine is chief program officer for educator quality at Learning Point Associates. She manages the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is a principal investigator for the Center for Educator Compensation Reform.
Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt is a policy associate at Learning Point Associates. Her area of focus is teacher quality and school leadership and she led the development of the Managing Educator Talent (METworksSM) Framework.
Molly Lasagna is a policy associate at Learning Point Associates.