: Two Sides of the School Staffing Coin: Innovative Models and Class Size Reduction Policies
In tight fiscal times, resource allocation is frequently a challenge for districts and states. Human capital resources can be stretched as schools try to meet state requirements for teacher qualifications and class sizes. At the same time, fiscal constraints can also present opportunities to reimagine new ways of human capital allocation.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with experts in research, policy, and practice to discuss opportunities and constraints in taking innovative approaches to school staffing. We will launch the conversation with two papers: one by Matthew Chingos that reviews the evidence on class size reduction policies; and one by Julie Kowal and Dana Brinson that analyzes innovative staffing models used at Rocketship Education, a national nonprofit elementary charter network, and Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. We will continue and expand on the discussion with a panel of distinguished policy and research experts.
Michael Hansen, Research Associate, Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute
Donna Harris-Aikens, Director of Education Policy and Practice Department, National Education Association
Raegen Miller, Associate Director for Education Research, Center for American Progress