A New Approach to Teacher Education Reform and Improvement


Friday, September 30, 2011 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Refreshments and registration from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Program begins at 9:00.


Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC

Over the next five years, more than a million new teachers will enter public school classrooms. But the system in place to prepare these teachers – supported by an ever-expanding set of federal financial aid programs and multimillion-dollar federal grants – offers no indicators of quality for candidates, often college students who borrow thousands of dollars to attend teacher preparation programs.  

Join us as Secretary Duncan releases his plan for teacher education reform and improvement this Friday. National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel and Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp will add their thoughts on the best way to recruit and prepare tomorrow’s teachers. Then a distinguished panel will offer their insights on the challenges and opportunities involved in preparing the best teachers for the classroom.

Keynote Speaker:

Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education


Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association
Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO, Teach For America


George Noell, Executive Director, Strategic Research and Analysis, Louisiana Department of Education
Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Dean, School of Education, University of Michigan
Sharon Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education           
Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality
Elena Silva, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Sector


Richard Lee Colvin, Executive Director, Education Sector 

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