Time for Action: Building the Educator Workforce Our Children Need Now

States are now deeply engaged in developing plans for their federal education spending for the next several years. Decades of experience and education research indicate that states must strengthen and organize the educator workforce to implement change successfully. Now is the time to rethink systems and strategies and to focus funds and efforts on what matters most for learning: great teachers and leaders for every student and school. Written collaboratively by all three GTL Center partners, this new call-to-action-paper offers chief state school officers and state education leaders these benefits:

  • A bold, long-term vision for creating a talent system that gives every student a great teacher every year.
  • Key state actions for building the right talent system for their state.
  • Guidance for using ESSA-consolidated state planning to drive high-leverage talent systems.