Group Launches Reform Effort Focused on Teacher Quality

A report released Wednesday, the result of a year-long effort from a commission of top education thinkers, offers a sweeping set of recommendations aimed at improving the teaching profession in the state — and sparking reform during the next legislative session and beyond.

The package of policy priorities from the Texas Teaching Commission, launched by Educate Texas, a nonprofit funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas, takes up teacher recruitment, compensation, evaluation and retention. It proposes changes at the state, agency and district level to address the challenges of getting and keeping ...

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