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Who Teaches the Teachers?

To give all students great educational opportunities, we need outstanding teachers in our classrooms. But we can’t forget that, when participating in teacher preparation programs and professional development, teachers are students themselves—and they also need the support of great educators...
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What ESSA Plans Are Saying About Collaboration

We can’t give every child access to a great education without highly effective educators. But improving educator quality isn’t easy—it requires coordinated, aggressive change across multiple institutions, including schools, districts, states and even universities. It’s clear that no single entity...
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How Educator Equity Labs Can Support Students

It’s been more than 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education established educational equity as a right in our democracy. Yet that right is still far from reality for America’s low-income students and students of color. One reason for...
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How Can States Ensure Equitable Access to Quality Teachers?

Teachers are the single most important school-based factor affecting student achievement. Unfortunately, low-income students and students of color have less access to effective teaching than other students—a reality that has contributed to massive educational inequity. There’s no question that we...
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Using Data to Improve Teacher Preparation

Improving how we prepare teachers is critical if we want to provide better opportunities for all children. And while that won’t be easy, there are steps we can take now to help ensure teachers are effective on their first day...
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State Teacher Leadership Toolkit

State education agencies have a unique opportunity through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to access the funding and support needed to advance their approach to teacher leadership. The State Teacher Leadership Toolkit provides a playbook for states to develop...
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