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The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality will host a series of live, interactive webcasts devoted to bringing solutions to issues of teaching in at-risk schools from the research, policy, and practice perspectives. Each webcast will include pre-webcast presentations that outline the problems associated with the issue and a post-webcast online discussion forum.

In addition to announcing upcoming webcasts, this Web page offers recorded versions of previous webcasts that are available for viewing.

Upcoming webcasts:

America's Challenge: Effective Teachers for At-Risk Schools and Students (October 11, 2007, 3–4 p.m. EDT)

Previous webcasts:

Paying for Teachers' Performance—Strategies and Conditions for Success (May 10, 2007, 3–4 p.m. EDT)

Focusing Teacher Preparation on At-Risk and Hard-to-Staff Schools (September 21, 2006, 3–4 p.m. EDT)

Innovative Ideas and Practical Suggestions for Improving the State Highly Qualified Teacher Plans: Additional Resources (September 7, 2006)

NCCTQ: Strengthening the Quality of Teaching for All Students (May 11, 2006

Raising Student Achievement Through the Equitable Distribution of Teachers (March 30, 2006)

Teacher Turnover in At-Risk Schools (September 22, 2005)


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