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ERIC Number: ED540355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
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Improving the Front-End of the Teacher and Leader Pipeline. 2011 PIE Network Summit Policy Briefs
DeArmond, Michael
Policy Innovators in Education Network
Teacher evaluation and dismissal reforms have been in the education policy spotlight in recent years. From The New Teacher Project's "The Widget Effect" to states' Race to the Top applications, educational leaders and advocates have been thinking about how to make evaluation and dismissal more performance-based. These downstream personnel reforms are important, but they beg a critical question: How can states ensure that the best possible teachers and leaders are entering the system in the first place? Today, education leaders and advocates still voice many of these same concerns. In addition, they recognize that today's teacher and leader pipeline faces a whole host of demands it didn't face twenty years ago. In an effort to transform their teacher and leader pipelines, a handful of states are moving to simultaneously reform and expand how they oversee the preparation and certification of teachers and leaders. These efforts include: (1) Collecting and using more performance data on prep programs; (2) Offering more preparation options; and (3) Re-designing certification. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Policy Innovators in Education Network. 401 Second Avenue North Suite 405, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Tel: 612-354-3253; e-mail: info@pie-network.org; Web site: http://www.pie-network.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Policy Innovators in Education Network
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Louisiana; Massachusetts; New York