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Excellence in the Classroom: Improving the Quality of Teaching in America’s Schools

As Congress considers reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, policymakers, advocates, and parents are concerned about how to meet the requirement that states provide every student with high-quality teachers. To address these concerns, Brookings and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School released the latest volume of The Future of Children journal, “Excellence in the Classroom.”

On March 28 a slate of panelists including members of Congress, journal contributors, and other researchers and administrators, discussed options for improving teacher quality including in-service training, mentoring, and the recruitment of new, high-quality teachers.



Jens Ludwig

Former Nonresident Senior Fellow - Economic Studies

Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, - University of Chicago


Brian A. Jacob

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Economics, and Professor of Education - University of Michigan

Former Brookings Expert



Kate Walsh

President - National Council on Teacher Quality

Thomas Kane

Professor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

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