As schools and districts innovate, it is critical to equip educators for their new roles. Educators need the knowledge and skills to succeed in competency-based learning environments. To personalize learning, teachers need to understand where students are in their learning and recommend next steps. It’s time to modernize educator preparation for a future-focused profession that better meets the needs of the 21st century demands on student learning.
- Congress can reauthorize the Higher Education Act to encourage innovative teacher preparation programs.
- HEA reauthorization could prioritize diversifying the teaching profession and making it more inclusive by removing barriers to black and brown teacher candidates’ success.
- HEA reauthorization can focus on developing meaningful systems of assessments and evaluation.
January 1, 2019