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Coalition for Teaching Quality Releases Papers on Educator Pipeline; Features TQP Residency Graduate

Last week the Coalition for Teaching Quality (CTQ) held a congressional briefing, “Strengthening Educator Recruitment, Development, and Support Through ESSA Implementation,” hosted by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA). At the briefing, CTQ released a series of new policy papers for supporting the educator pipeline and held a panel discussion that examined ways that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can support states and districts in improving the pipeline.

The briefing featured a former teacher residency student, Alexander Diaz from the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency (NMUTR) Program, a federal Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grantee. Stressing the importance of the residency experience in the NMUTR program, Diaz said the program prepared him thoroughly, requiring students to apply their learning under the supervision of a master teacher.

Other panelists, including former Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders Director Angela Minnici, and several educators from around the country, discussed ways in which the new ESSA law allows states to improve the educator pipeline, including the various allowable uses of funds.

The set of papers (and other related reports) can be found on the CTQ website:

CTQ represents more than 100 national civil rights, disability, parent, student, community, and education organizations—including AACTE—advocating for all students to have access to fully prepared and effective educators.

REMINDER: The deadline is approaching to apply for the next cohort of TQP grants. Applications are due by July 7!


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Zachary VanHouten

Manager of Programs and Advocacy, AACTE

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