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Unexpected access to high-quality educators

— Andy Baxter of the Southern Regional Education Board worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools from about 2008 to 2012 to look at the patterns of how students were matched with teachers

— The research was founded on the concept that every student should have the equal chance to a high-quality teacher

— Baxter found sometimes students are paired with teachers for unexpected reasons

Students use mobile furniture in a Petree Elementary classroom. Liz Bell/EducationNC

Host Alex Granados talks with Andy Baxter, vice president of educator effectiveness at the Southern Regional Education Board, about the unexpected ways that students may gain access to high-quality teachers. 


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