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Obama Administration Wants Better-Trained Teachers
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21st Century Teacher Education
Summer 2013 | Education Next
The Obama administration will propose new regulations for teacher training programs in an effort to hold the programs accountable for the quality of the teachers they graduate. Ed schools that receive federal funding will be required to measure the job performance of their alumni, Arne Duncan said. The Department of Education will propose the new rules this summer and seek public input.
In the Summer 2013 issue of Education Next, Kate Walsh of the National Council on Teacher Quality wrote about shortcomings of our current system for training teachers and about how policymakers could fix things.