TeachStrong Policy Proposal Principle 2
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 Principle 1
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.
Invisible by Design
Issue Brief Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the performance of all groups of students remains critical to improving the quality of education in America.
Report Staying the course with Common Core-aligned math instruction will afford students not only greater understanding of conceptual mathematics, but also more opportunity in the job market.
The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability Standards
Report The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.