ESSA and Teacher Preparation
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law for elementary and secondary education in December 2015, replacing No Child Left Behind. This Act gives the states much more authority to decide what to do with the money given to them by the Department of Education. One action they can take is to put money towards "teacher preparation academies" such as PhysTEC programs, which provide instruction at higher education institutions to develop high quality high school physics teachers. APS wants its members to be a part of an effort to approach state education agencies to advocate that they put money towards PhysTEC programs and other similar initiatives such as UTeach, as outlined in this document and the other resources below.
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