Narrowing The Teacher Achievement Gap In Chicago & NYC
On the same day that ed schools are being castigated for not teaching teachers how to do math, ed schools and district officials in Chicago are being praised in a new report (IERC_Report PDF) for narrowing the teacher achievement gap:
A little-noted editorial in the NY Times this week (Better-Qualified Teachers) praised NYC schools for doing much the same: "A new study by the nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research shows that the teacher qualification gap between poor and well-to-do schools in New York City narrowed considerably between 2000 and 2005."
Nationally, as Liam Goldrick notes in a recent blog post, inequities remain despite progress (Highly Qualified Teachers). Personally, I blame NCLB.