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Teachers and Leaders

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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The Standard - Article

Five Trends Shaping the Teaching Force

State policymakers looking to increase recruitment and retention should keep an eye on these long-term trends.

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The Standard - Column

State Board Voice: Educator Mental Health

Educators live at the intersection of policy, practice, and people.

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Policy Update

Investing in Early Childhood Workforce Recovery

Analysis details how states, including Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina and others, are using COVID relief funds to help the early childhood workforce recover from the pandemic.

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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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Press Release

States Adopt Trauma-Informed Teacher Training, Few Consider Secondary Traumatic Stress

Embed trauma-informed practices in mandated teacher training can ensure that schools reduce the risks to teachers from STS, according to NASBE analysis.

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