What are the top-down approaches that can improve teacher quality, with the ultimate aim of improving student outcomes?
#1 Common professional standards can help to identify and develop highly effective teachers.
#2 Teachers get better as they gain experience and have opportunities for professional learning.
#3 Efforts to grow teacher capacity are more powerful when they take into account collective opportunities for professional learning.
What actions can state leaders take to grow educator capacity?
This post originally appeared in Education Week by Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, research and policy fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).