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Programs: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies (Title I, Part A), Resources - This U.S. Department of Education webpage includes state education agencies' final plans, once they have been approved, to ensure equitable access to excellent educators. It also includes resources the Department made available for this work and data offered in the fall of 2014 - an Equity Profile that provides a summary of key data and a data file that brings together several public sources that a state may consider using in its state plan. (U.S. Department of Education, December 2014)...

Extending the Reach of Excellent Teachers: Models to Reach Every Student with Excellent Teaching, Within Budget - This page contains links to school models that use job redesign and technology to extend the reach of excellent teachers to more students, for more pay, within budget. The models are part of a larger set of 20+ model summaries. In each of these models, teachers have career opportunities dependent upon their excellence, leadership, and student impact. Advancement allows more pay and greater reach. The detailed models explain how changes in teaching roles, time use, and technology can allow teachers who achieve the best student outcomes to reach more students and help peer teachers produce excellent results, too. Many of the models create new, collaborative work teams. (© 2012 Public Impact;, January 2012)...

Teacher Quality: State Initiatives - This Web site features examples of state and local efforts to ensure every child is taught by a highly qualified teacher. Examples of efforts are in certification and licensure, preparation and training, recruitment and retention, leadership, professional development, and more....

Center for Teaching Quality (SECTQ) - This website includes links to articles, research and other publications on teaching quality. The site highlights information on the implications of No Child Left Behind on teaching in the southeast region....

Milken Family Foundation - This foundation supports education issues in various ways, including recognizing and rewarding outstanding educators; expanding professional leadership and policy influence; and attracting, retaining and motivating the best talent to the teaching profession. Various links to different education initiatives and programs can be found on this Web site. ...

The Holmes Partnership - The Holmes Partnership is a network of universities, schools, community agencies and national professional organizations working to create high-quality professional development and school renewal to improve teaching and learning. Its work is centered around six goals, which the Web site outlines: high-quality professional preparation; simultaneous renewal; equity, diversity, cultural competence; scholarly inquiry and research; school and university-based faculty development; and policy initiation. ...

WestEd - WestEd seeks ways to combine traditional and innovative assessment methods into coherent, affordable and valid systems that provide the feedback desired for all levels of accountability. The Assessment and Standards Development Services (ASDS) program found on this Web site is involved extensively at the local, state and national levels in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating standards and assessment tools, methods and systems. Some other project areas include teacher professional development and assessment....

Teachers Network Policy Institute - This institute was established as a project of the Teachers Network to bring teachers' voices to educational policymaking....

Thomas B. Fordham Foundation - This foundation supports research, publications and action projects of national significance in elementary/secondary education reform, as well as significant education reform projects in Dayton, Ohio, and vicinity....

Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) - CPRE, a consortium of researchers from five of the nation’s leading universities, provides a range of publications – from policy briefs to full-scale research reports – on the impact of new accountability policies on students, teachers and schools....

The New Teacher Project - Current publications and information from the New Teacher Project....

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