Teaching › Quality
Commissioner Gist put improving the quality of Rhode Island's educators at the top of her priorities.
The quality of a child's experience of learning at school is primarily dependent on the quality of the teacher. School climate, responsiveness to parents, facilities, funding - these things all matter, but teachers matter the most.
In time, InfoWorks will publish information about principals' and teachers' experience and length of time in their schools, professional development, classroom practices and other information that helps us understand teacher effectiveness.
The three strategic areas currently targeted for attention are:
- Hiring and evaluation systems
- Professional development
- Teacher-preparation programs