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Successful implementation of computer science standards may hinge on one thing: teacher capacity. Without enough qualified teachers and the resources to support them, states will be hard pressed to make computer science a part of every student’s education—something that industry leaders say is critical to career readiness. Maryland and Arkansas stand out as leaders among the 26 states that are creating pathways specifically for preparing computer science teachers.


Preparing Computer Science Teachers in Maryland and Arkansas





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Leading and Governing

Is there another domestic policy space more complicated than state education governance? In the face of the 50-plus ways of constructing state systems of public education in this country, the authors in this issue of The Standard attempt to tease out what constitutes strong leadership and effective governance.
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Preparing Principals through High-Quality Internships

To equip and retain more high-quality school leaders, states can encourage principal internships as a key part of preparation.

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