Data points

By Learning Forward
April 2020
Vol 41, No. 2
4 times more uncertified teachers Students of color tend to have less access to certified and experienced teachers than their white counterparts, according to a recent report from the Learning Policy Institute. Analyzing data from the U.S. Department of Education’s two most recent years of the Civil Rights Data Collection, researchers compared schools that enrolled the highest percentages of students of color with schools that enrolled the lowest percentages. Schools with high enrollments of students of color were four times more likely to employ uncertified teachers. Furthermore, nearly one in six teachers in these schools were new teachers. The report discusses how these patterns contribute to educational inequity. 23% of teachers have ‘a lot’ of influence on learning goals A report from England’s National

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