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Document Number: 1415

Investing in Quality Teaching: State-Level Strategies MS Word - Recent studies have consistently found that teacher expertise is the single most important determinant of student achievement. Each dollar spent on improving teachers' qualifications nets greater gains in student learning than any other use of an education dollar. State policymakers can have a major impact on the quality of the teaching force if they are willing to look seriously at redesigning teaching standards, teacher education, hiring, recruitment, induction, evaluation and professional development. (Linda Darling-Hammond, Education Commission of the States, December 1998)...
Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
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