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Preparation and Licensure

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State Innovations

Michigan Adds Certificate for Birth to Kindergarten Teachers

A detail of how the Michigan State Board of Education, working closely with the state education agency, is expanding opportunities to improve early educators’ preparation.

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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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Partner Resource

How Principals Affect Students and Schools: A Systematic Synthesis of Two Decades of Research

Commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, this groundbreaking synthesis of research on school principals finds that effective principals have positive impacts on student achievement and attendance, as well as teacher satisfaction and retention.

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The Standard

Equipping Teachers

Teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention tops the priorities among state board members for better information to guide policymaking.

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The Standard - Article

Preparing Pre-K Teachers: Policy Considerations and Strategies

Four practices to increase the pool of skilled early educators stand out as promising.

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The Standard - Article

Ensuring Equity in Grow-Your-Own Programs

State-level criteria for programs' design can yield better outcomes in preparing and retaining diverse teachers.

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The Standard - Article

Teacher Preparation for Whole-Child Design

State leaders have a role in ensuring that educator preparation both models and reflects the science of learning and development.

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The Standard - Article

Licensure Tests as Barriers to the Profession

States should explore better means of assessing teachers' classroom readiness.

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The Standard - Article

A Data-Driven Approach to Staffing Schools

Lowering teacher standards may fail to solve actual pipeline problems and can create new ones.

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The Standard - Article

The Uneven Landscape of Teacher Preparation

State statutes impede students' equitable access to profession-ready teachers.

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Press Release

NASBE Analysis Urges Preparation for Principals in Crisis Management

Analysis finds state and district leaders all have a role to play in building principals’ capacity to face crises with resilience and lead in ways that best serve students and support and retain teachers.

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Policy Update

Preparing School Leaders for Crises

Leadership preparation programs and state and district leaders all have a role to play in building principals’ capacity to face crises with resilience and lead in ways that best serve students and support and retain teachers.

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