Talent Transfer Initiative: Attracting and Retaining High-Performing Teachers in Low-Performing Schools

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U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Evaluation

Research shows that high quality teachers are critical to raising student achievement, but struggling schools face challenges attracting and retaining highly effective teachers. What specific interventions can help low-performing schools successfully recruit and retain high-performing teachers? Mathematica was selected by the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate one approach that uses selective teacher transfer incentives in school districts around the country.

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