State initiative to focus on teacher quality

This month, states are required to tell the feds how they plan to ensure all students have access to highly qualified teachers.

SDE logoAnd the State Department of Education will walk through the process during a webinar Wednesday.

The process stems back to the Excellent Educators for All Initiative, launched in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education project. The initiative required states to draw up plans designed to ensure that all students have access to quality teachers. The feds committed $4.2 million to provide technical assistance to states and districts as they implemented their local plans.

Wednesday’s State Department of Education webinar is designed “to provide more in-depth information to education stakeholders who may be interested in the review process.”

For more information, email Marcia Beckman at the SDE, or call her at (208) 332-6953.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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