By Cheri Farrior
On April 11, I had the privilege of attending The Future of Teacher Prep: A Conversation with Educators and Other Experts, which was hosted by our partners at the Center for American Progress and Hope Street Group. The program was held in response to the recent federal bill which eliminated teacher preparation regulations and also to highlight Hope Street Group’s new report, Teaming Up. One of our very own New York Fellows, Amanda Zullo, was featured on the program’s panel!
I believe it is is important that ALL of our students receive an equitable education, which is why it is necessary that we have amazing educators in ALL classrooms. It is important that veteran educators take time to mentor new teachers in order to truly help elevate the teaching profession. It takes a team effort to continue to grow and develop excellent educators and there is so much that can be learned through partnership and collaboration.
I asked some of our Fellows to share their ideas about teacher preparation and retention, by responding to the following questions: