In order to fulfill the promise of educational excellence for all students in an environment that holds both adults and students to rigorous standards, The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession supports progress in three critical areas:
The list below includes recent policy briefs from CSTP. Click on the links to learn more.
English Language Learners are a growing student population in Washington schools. Read more »
"A coalition of national and Washington State organizations convened NBCTs to explore issues related to Washington's student achievement gaps - specifically supporting and staffing high-needs sch Read more »
The research is abundantly clear: Resources devoted to comprehensive, high-quality new teacher induction pay off in increased teacher retention and improved student learning. Read more »
NBCT Policy Summit: Policy Brief regarding Building Collaborative Cultures
NBCT Policy Summit: Policy Brief regarding Conditions and Strategies for Closing the Achievement Gaps
About three in 10 teachers in Washington will decide to leave the profession after their first few years on the job. Read more »
Discussion on efforts to design a new generation of data systems and institutional practices truly capable of strengthening teacher preparation across Washington State.
NBCT Policy Summit: Policy Brief regarding Developing National Board Certified Teachers in High-Needs Schools