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Teacher Quality

Resources and information relating to teacher preparation, recruitment and retention, and certification and licensure. This area also includes distribution and placement of highly qualified teachers in at-risk and hard-to-staff schools.

U.S. Department of Education Resources

A Broader View of Educational Needs and 21st Century Learning: A Regional Discussion, Presentations
In May 2008 Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center and Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center at Learning Point Associates hosted a regional discussion on high schools and 21st century skills. Click on the following links to access presentations from that meeting:

Preparing Every Child for the New Global Economy: What should State Leaders Do? (Adobe PDF Icon Adobe® Reader® PDF 3.1 MB)
Presenter: Ken Kay, Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Highlights From 21st Century Learning in the Midwest (Adobe PDF Icon Adobe Reader PDF 84 KB)
Presenter: Judy K. Stewart, Ph.D., Learning Point Associates

Iowa's Path to 21st Century Learning (Adobe PDF Icon Adobe Reader PDF 100 KB)
Presenter: Judy Jeffrey, Iowa Department of Education