[caption id="attachment_45948" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Skilled teachers are essential to student success."]Research has revealed that skilled teachers are essential to student success.[/caption]

Improving teacher effectiveness has risen to the top of national education priorities, but the key to attracting, training, and retaining truly effective teachers might lie in the “top-third” concept, which seeks to recruit students who perform in the top third of their academic discipline into the teaching profession.

Closing the talent gap: Attracting and retaining top-third graduates to careers in teaching,” by Byron Auguste, Paul Kihn, and Matt Miller of...

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