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Washington Receives "D+" For Weak State Teacher Preparation Policies


The National Council on Teacher Quality today released its sixth annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook, with a special focus on the state laws, rules and regulations that shape teacher preparation. This 2012 edition of the Yearbook provides Washington with a tailored analysis, Improving Teacher Preparation in Washington, which identifies the teacher preparation policy areas most in need of critical attention, as well as "low- hanging fruit," policies that can be addressed by Washington in relatively short order.