Ideas for improving teaching in U.S. schools

12/21/2011 | USA Today

Quality teacher education is essential to ensuring effective teachers in the country's classrooms, write Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America, and Dennis Van Roekel, leader of the National Education Association. As policymakers implement the Education Department's blueprint for teacher-education reform, they should utilize data to improve programs, recruit new talent and offer ongoing professional development to support teachers after they reach the classroom, Kopp and Van Roekel write.

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