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

New report from the National Council on Teacher Quality gives Missouri low marks for its inadequate efforts to ensure that all new teachers are classroom-ready; report provides roadmap for helping the state improve teacher preparation policies.


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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 Missouri with a tailored analysis, Improving Teacher Preparation in Missouri, 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 Missouri in relatively short order.

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