TeachStrong Policy Proposal: Licensure
This is the third of nine TeachStrong policy proposals designed to modernize and elevate the teaching profession. The third principle focuses on the need to raise the bar for teacher licensure.
Report Massachusetts presents a novel approach that highly values evaluator judgment and uses test scores only as a check on the system.
TeachStrong Policy Proposal: Teacher Preparation
This is the second of nine TeachStrong policy proposals designed to modernize and elevate the teaching profession. The second principle focuses on reimagining teacher preparation to make it more rigorous and selective.
Better Tests, Fewer Barriers
Report New assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards are a step forward in accessibility and accommodation features for students with disabilities and English language learners.
Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act
Report States have an opportunity to use the new flexibility embedded in ESSA to develop stronger testing systems without the pressure of NCLB’s exclusive focus on summative tests.
TeachStrong Policy Proposal: Recruitment and Diversity
The TeachStrong coalition has adopted nine principles we believe must be put in practice in order to modernize and elevate the teaching profession. This policy proposal from the TeachStrong coalition explains how we can identify and recruit more teacher candidates with great potential to succeed, with a deliberate emphasis on diversifying the teacher workforce.
A Look at the Education Crisis
Report While some schools and districts are making progress, student performance remains shockingly low.
Lessons From State Performance on NAEP
Report A new CAP report shows that standards-based reform helps low-income students.
Investing in Educator Capacity
Report The Race to the Top program largely benefited educators, increased state capacity, redefined the role of state educational agencies, and generated unprecedented collaboration across states and districts.
Smart, Skilled, and Striving
Report A new CAP report outlines a vision for how to elevate and modernize the teaching profession so that every student is taught by great teachers.
The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability Standards
Report The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.