Well prepared and supported school staff

PreK-12 Public Education

Well-prepared and supported school staff

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.
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Continuous, high-quality professional development is essential to the nation's goal of high standards of learning for every child.
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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.
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