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Eric Hirsch is Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ, formerly the Southeast Center for Teaching Quality), a national organization that improves student learning by developing teacher leadership, conducting practical research, and engaging various communities. His work at CTQ has largely focused on better understanding and improving teacher working conditions. Prior to working at CTQ, Hirsch served as the Executive Director of the Colorado-focused Alliance for Quality Teaching and as Education Program Manager at the National Conference of State Legislatures. He has worked with and testified to legislatures and policymakers across the country and presented at numerous conference about issues of teaching quality, school choice, and leadership. He has authored more than 30 articles, reports, book chapters, and policy briefs published by groups such as the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Governors Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the U.S. Department of Education. His work has appeared in the Congressional Quarterly, the Journal of Special Education, and in the publications of the University of Pittsburgh Press. Hirsch received his teacher certification in Massachusetts and his M.A. from the University of Colorado.
Pre-Webcast PresentationsMarch 27, 2006
In preparation for the live, interactive Webcast, participants are invited to view online presentations that outline the issues or problems relating to equitable distribution of teachers. Presentations from three experts will be available, representing research, policy, and practice perspectives, beginning March 27, 2006.
Live WebcastMarch 30, 2006
On March 30, beginning at 2 p.m. EST, three experts will explore promising solutions to the challenges associated with the equitable distribution of teachers. As with the pre-Webcast presentations, the experts will represent research, policy, and practice perspectives.
Online Discussion ForumMarch 30-31, 2006
Immediately following the Webcast, participants will be able to log into an online discussion forum to dialogue with the panelists and other participants on this topic. The online discussion forum will be active until 5:00 EST on March 31, 2006.
Funding provided by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. Views and opinions expressed by participants of the Webcast or in the accompanying readings are not to be interpreted as the views of the funding agency or its partner organizations.