Topic: Teacher Workforce Policy
The most important thing a school can do for a student’s education is to ensure she has a good teacher. How can states support teacher quality and maintain a strong teacher workforce to increase student achievement?
State leaders can play an active role in defining expectations for everything from teacher preparation programs to district professional learning for teachers. And states have the opportunity to create comprehensive frameworks to support educator growth and development across the profession.
To help state leaders address teacher shortages and improve policies to prepare, certify and pay teachers. SREB:
- tracks policies, actions and research across the continuum to help policymakers as they make decisions about state policy
- convenes leaders to examine promising policies and decide together what will work in their own states
- provides intensive, hands-on technical assistance as states put policies into action