Study to look at influence of skilled teachers in troubled schools

09/20/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Seven school districts across the country are taking part in the Talent Transfer Initiative, a federal study to determine whether top teachers can improve student achievement at poorly performing schools. Teachers recruited to participate receive $20,000 bonuses to teach for two years at struggling schools. "I know that I've achieved a degree of success where I'm coming from," said one of 19 Houston school district teachers involved. "Is it the system that's done it for me? Is it something I'm doing?"

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