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From Education Week
By Learning First Alliance
By Jane E. West, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Policy, Programs and Professional Issues at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
As education policy continues to center on teacher quality and effectiveness, it is encouraging to see teacher preparation being emphasized. Teacher preparation’s critical role in the education system has been an afterthought for far too long. Though, along with the spotlight, come both risks and rewards.