Category Archives: Teacher/Administrator Development

The Importance of Teacher Quality

Research makes it clear that teachers, together with principals and school leaders, are the most important school-based influence on student learning. We must take steps to ensure that the best, brightest, and most committed enter the teaching profession, that they are well-prepared and supported on the job, and that they are appropriately compensated for their effectiveness and hard work.

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Arkansas OTL Policy Goals for 2013

  • Increasing Access to High Quality Pre-K

  • Expanding Afterschool and Summer Programs

  • Improving Teacher/Administrator Preparation & Development

  • Passing the Arkansas DREAM Act

  • Increasing Parent, Student, Community and School Partnerships

  • Modernizing Career and Technical Education

  • Spend funding for low-income students on programs that are proven to boost student achievement