Equitable Student Access to Effective Teachers & Principals

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:

  • Develop a customized annual plan of support for each SEA in its monitoring of Local Educational Agency (LEA) progress in addressing inequitable access.
  • Plan and facilitate regular meetings within and across states on LEA implementation and evaluation of innovative strategies.
  • A partner of the RC6 —Academic Development Institute (ADI) —will offer a train-the-trainer process for SEA/LEA leaderships teams to build capacity to train CSI/TSI schools in integrating an equity focus into school improvement processes.

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:

North Carolina

Focusing on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s strategies to reduce inequitable access, including cohosting an Innovative Strategy Sharing meeting.

This website was developed under a grant from the Department of Education through the Office of Program and Grantee Support Services (PGSS) within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), by the Region 6 Comprehensive Center (RC6) at the SERVE Center at UNC Greensboro under Award #S283B190055. This website contains resources that are provided for the reader’s convenience. These materials may contain the views and recommendations of various subject matter experts as well as hypertext links, contact addresses, and websites to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any outside information included in these materials. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service, enterprise, curriculum, or program of instruction mentioned in this document is intended or should be inferred.

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