Research: Certified teachers more effective than uncertified ones

04/21/2005 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

A six-year Stanford University study of 4,000 Houston teachers and their 130,000 students found certified teachers produced stronger student achievement than uncertified educators participating in the Teach for America program. Rather than hire uncertified teachers, education professor Linda Darling-Hammond said districts should combat staffing shortages through improved pay, mentoring and subsidies to attract them to traditional certification programs.

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