Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain Effective Teachers

Staffing each classroom with an effective teacher is the most important function of a school district. Doing so requires strategic personnel policies and smart practices.

This report, which examines the alignment of Hartford’s teacher policies with its goals for improving teacher quality, represents the rst in a number of similar analyses which NCTQ is undertaking of urban school districts across the country. We were happy to choose Hartford for our inaugural report because this community is working hard to confront one of the largest achievement gaps in the country. We believe that closing this gap will require a set of personnel policies that will enable Hartford to meets its ambitious goal for dramatically raising student achievement.

Publish date: May 2009 Number of pages: 68