SMHC has written a comprehensive policy Framework addressing teacher and principal effectiveness issues for all states. The Race to the Top guidelines are now posted (see http://www.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop/index.html). Having several states adopt similar if not the same policies in these areas could be viewed favorably by people who will review Race to the Top proposals. It is important to assure that states have transparent but powerful policies to help districts acquire, develop, reward and retain effective teacher and principal talent. We offer suggestions to start the policy discussions. To read the SMHC Comprehensive State Strategy and Policy Agenda, click here.
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