In Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) programs, new teachers benefit from intensive assistance and training from skilled colleagues-and the integrity and quality of the teaching profession benefits as new teachers meet the standards of a rigorous pretenure review by knowledgeable peers.
PreK-12 Public Education Well-prepared and supported school staff
Continuous, high-quality professional development is essential to the nation's goal of high standards of learning for every child.
Improving schools requires a team effort with active participation and support from all parties including labor, management, parents, and community members.
Teachers need to take responsibility for their profession, define what it means to be a good teacher, and play a role in deciding who should enter and remain in the profession. Teachers can do this by leading the effort to overhaul teacher evaluation rather than reacting to others’ evaluation plans.