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November 25, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Proposes Plan to Strengthen Teacher Preparation

The U.S. Department of Education today announced proposed regulations that help ensure teacher training programs are preparing educators who are ready to succeed in the classroom.

The RESPECT Project Vision Statement

The RESPECT Project: Envisioning a Teaching Profession for the 21st Century

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November 16, 2010

Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks to National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

A little over a year ago, I gave a speech on reforming teacher preparation programs at the Teachers College at Columbia that caused something of a stir. You may remember it.

February 19, 2010

Preparing the Teachers and School Leaders of Tomorrow: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference

Thank you. I want to talk to you today about a paradox that can handcuff efforts at education reform. The paradox is this: Everyone in this hall would agree that great teachers and principals hold the key to America's children getting a first-rate education—nothing is more important.

October 22, 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Says Colleges of Education Must Improve for Reforms to Succeed

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today called for America’s colleges of education to dramatically change how they prepare the next generation of teachers so that they are ready to prepare their future students for success in college and careers.

October 22, 2009

Teacher Preparation: Reforming the Uncertain Profession

It's an honor and pleasure to be here at Columbia Teachers College—the oldest, largest, and most storied graduate school of education in the United States. Here in this citadel of teacher preparation, where giants like John Dewey played such a formative role, I've come to speak to you today about the need for a sea-change in our schools of education.

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