For years, states have taken the lead on transforming teacher preparation and will continue to do so as state chiefs, their SEA leaders and higher education partners review and submit comments on the regulations released today. It was almost two years ago-December 2012-that CCSSO published Our Responsibility, Our Promise and states committed to take real action to make sure every teacher and principal arrives at school with the skills and knowledge they need to prepare students for college and careers. Thanks in large part to your efforts through SCEE, we've have already seen significant progress since the report's release as at ..
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Authors of Rethinking Leadership: the Changing Role of Principal Supervisors said the concept of a principal supervisor has shifted since its inception. Work from these leaders must focus less compliance and more on how they can develop principals into instructional leaders. In a recent article from the Wallace Foundation titled "Beyond Buses, Boilers, and Books," the author documents adjustments implemented in four school districts to support this redesigned vision.
Author Sarosh Syed begins with a conversation between principals in Denver, CO. Participants express what is needed to increase their instructional leadership capabilities. Obstacles are grounded in staffing, ..
Teachers need ongoing, targeted supports to be effective. That's why CCSSO's Education Workforce Initiative places a priority on helping states and districts understand that the core of instructional improvement requires a system of support for effective teaching practices.
Education First reports that over the past three years, 16 states have changed their teacher evaluation policies, with another 28 poised to do so in the next few years.
As you well know, challenges abound. We often focus on those issues with less attention to innovative solutions that leading states and districts have devised to propel their reform efforts forward. ..