What Matters Most: About This Series
The Gatekeepers: Fairfax County, Va., revamps its hiring process to snap up top-quality teachers.
Promising Policies: The Indiana Professional Standards Board takes the lead in reshaping licensing and other state policies.
A Cooperative Effort: The University of Cincinnati, the city's public school system, and its teachers' union join forces to improve teacher education.
Scrutinizing Staffing: Schools redeploy administrators, specialists, pullout teachers, and counselors to put them at the center--rather than the periphery--of teaching and learning.
Quality Control: The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium is setting standards and designing assessments that gauge whether aspiring teachers have what it takes to earn a license.