New Teaching Quality White Paper

Posted by on October 5, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

Today, as we recognize World Teachers’ Day, it is quite fitting that the Transforming Teaching Project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education has released a white paper describing a policy vision for teaching.

From Quicksand to Solid Ground: Building a Foundation to Support Quality Teaching Across the United States has a strong focus on the importance of systemic alignment and coherence and was developed collaboratively with a group of stakeholders, including two of NCTAF’s Commissioners.This white paper poses challenges around critical questions including teacher preparation, clinical preparation, and adult learning. “We applaud Jal Mehta and the team at Harvard for delivering a thought-provoking, well-researched report. The findings add a fresh new perspective to the broader education policy discourse on preparing and supporting teachers,” said Melinda George, president of NCTAF. “We look forward to working collaboratively with them to address the policy challenges to support great teaching and deeper learning.”


Melinda George, President, oversees NCTAF’s research, policy, and implementation projects, develops and maintains strategic partnerships, and provides thought leadership about teaching for the 21st century. Melinda served as NCTAF’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011.


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