Instructor and Leader Quality

Resources on topics such as professional learning, certification, externships and teacher and leader effectiveness

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October 2014

This brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research explores the question of how states can ensure that CTE teachers can award academic credit to students for their classes. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This white paper from EDC demonstrates how work-based learning and externships can be used to support CTE teacher professional development by profiling promising state and local externship policies. 

  • Guide/Tool
February 2014

This brief from the Center for Great Teachers & Leaders addresses policy gaps in developing and supporting CTE teachers by offering an overview of the current policy landscape, its implications for CTE teacher effectiveness, and next steps for creating aligned human capital policies.

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  • Guide/Tool
January 2013

This report from the Southern Regional Education Board presents key elements of a CTE teacher induction model and provides findings from a five-year field test.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
May 2012

The Common Core State Standards offer an opportunity for education leaders to "bridge the divide" across disciplines, and provide a more rigorous and relevant learning experience for students. This report from Achieve provides key strategies for state and district leaders.