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Preparation and Licensure

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State Innovations

Michigan Narrows Licensure Bands to Improve Early Learning

Michigan jettisoned its broad elementary teaching licenses in favor of preK-3 and 3-6 licenses that will better equip new teachers with developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills.

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State Innovations

Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction

Many states are expanding teacher residency and induction programs. 

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Policy Update

Leveraging Relicensure Policies to Advance Deeper Learning

This NASBE policy update urges state boards of education to invigorate relicensure policies by embracing multiple tiers that support teachers throughout their careers and implementing requirements such as work portfolios, individual learning plans, and microcredentials. 

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Policy Update

Aligning Teacher Preparation with Student Learning Standards

This Policy Update highlights the mismatch between the skills taught in many teacher preparation programs and those needed to help students achieve rigorous learning standards. State boards of education have a role to play here.

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The Standard - Article

Why School Climate Matters and What Can Be Done to Improve It

Educators’ abilities to forge strong relationships with students lie at the heart of strong schools.

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State Innovations

Michigan Narrows Licensure Bands to Improve Early Learning

Michigan jettisoned its broad elementary teaching licenses in favor of preK-3 and 3-6 licenses that will better equip new teachers with developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills.

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Press Release

Michigan Takes Bold Steps to Improve Early Learning by Narrowing Teacher Licensure Bands

A new NASBE analysis explains how Michigan jettisoned its broad elementary teaching licenses in favor of preK-3 and 3-6 licenses that will better equip new teachers with developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills.

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State Innovations

Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction

Many states are expanding teacher residency and induction programs. 

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Policy Update

Collaborating to Support the Early Childhood Workforce

This NASBE policy update explores how NASBE, the National League of Cities (NLC), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) built up the nation’s early childhood education (ECE) workforce through an effective collaboration.

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Policy Update

Leveraging Relicensure Policies to Advance Deeper Learning

This NASBE policy update urges state boards of education to invigorate relicensure policies by embracing multiple tiers that support teachers throughout their careers and implementing requirements such as work portfolios, individual learning plans, and microcredentials. 

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Policy Update

Engaging Philosophy in the Quest for K-12 Deeper Learning

This NASBE policy update suggests embedding philosophy instruction in teacher preparation programs to enable teachers to model skills they want students to acquire.

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Education Leaders Reports

The Role of State Boards in Improving Early Childhood Education

State boards have authority that positions them to be key players in improving early education.

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Power of the Question

Seven Questions Boards Should Ask about School Leadership

Seven questions state boards of education and other policymakers should ask when considering school leadership policies.

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