Jan. 16, 2013



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South Dakota signs onto advanced teacher preparation initiative

South Dakota is one of 25 states that have committed to advance recommendations aimed at dramatically improving educator preparation and entry into the profession. The recommendations are outlined in a new report by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), "Our Responsibility, Our Promise: Transforming Educator Preparation and Entry into the Profession."

Released last month, the report was developed collaboratively by state education chiefs to identify key areas they can change to ensure every teacher and principal is ready to prepare our students for college and careers from the day they enter the classroom. The report recommends states focus on three key policy levers to improve the way they prepare the educator workforce: licensure, program approval, and data collection, analysis and reporting.

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