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2015 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

March 21–23, 2015, Houston, Tex.

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Winter 2014 | Volume 20 | Number 4

A Higher Priority: Aligning Teacher Preparation with New Standards

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Executive Summary on A Higher Priority: Aligning Teacher Preparation with New Standards

Higher education for teachers is struggling to catch up with the changing educational landscape of the Common Core standards. States are addressing the gaps through changes in educational policies, operational approaches for colleges of teacher preparation, and various others reforms.

A Higher Priority: Aligning Teacher Preparation with New Standards

Barbara Michelman

This issue of Policy Priorities explores the challenges and opportunities for revamping teacher preparation, and the critical alignment needed across K–12, higher education, and state policymakers to prepare new teachers for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards.

States Leading the Way

New Jersey leads the way in adoption of the new standards and alignment to them.