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Chapter One: Organizing Resources A New Vision of Professional Learning
The demands on today’s teachers and students are significant but so are the opportunities to support and develop teachers in ways that meet the challenge of twenty-first-century mandates and Common Core State Standards. More rigorous instructional requirements combined with consistently flat or declining budgets are challenging school systems to think more deliberately about where and how to invest in teaching effectiveness.
Leading edge school systems are rising to the challenge by rethinking how they allocate resources to professional learning—the growth and support of teachers throughout their career with the goal of increasing “educator effectiveness and results for all students.”1 They see professional learning as “the leverage point ...