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Focusing Teacher Preparation on At-Risk and Hard-to-Staff Schools

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Focusing Teacher Preparation on At-Risk and Hard-to-Staff Schools: Frequently Asked Questions
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Following the live webcast on September 21, 2006, the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) compiled the frequently asked questions submitted as part of the webcast. The attached document includes these questions as well as the answers provided by the expert panel.

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.


Learning Point Associates Education Commission of the States Educational Testing Services Vanderbilt University