High-Leverage Opportunity 3
Develop innovative strategies and knowledge sharing, along with offering a train-the-trainer process, to reduce inequitable access.
Research shows an inequitable distribution of lower-quality teachers across every indicator of student disadvantage (Goldhaber, et al. 2015). Low-performing schools often struggle with both teacher and principal hiring issues. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) frames these issues within High-Leverage Problem (HLPs) areas and HLP #3 is Equitable Student Access to Effective Teachers and Principals.
To build capacity within State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to tackle these problems, the Region 6 Comprehensive Center (RC6) is developing innovative strategies and knowledge sharing, along with offering a train-the-trainer process.
Key strategies to support this work:
The RC6 projects within its three-state coverage area will address one or more HLPs according to the work, and SEA and school district needs. This is the work around HLP #3 in the RC6’s first year:
Focusing on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s strategies to reduce inequitable access, including cohosting an Innovative Strategy Sharing meeting.