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Effective Educators for Every Child

Nothing matters more in a child’s education than the teacher in the classroom. In fact, studies suggest that having effective teachers five years in a row can completely close the average achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers. Yet kids who need the help most too often draw the short straw when it comes to access to great teachers.

That’s why EdVoice is committed to helping bring the best possible new educators into California’s public schools and to give existing teachers and school leaders the support they need to thrive and promote a culture of ongoing improvement. California must tear down red tape that keeps talented individuals out of teaching.  At the same time we must create innovative new paths to the classroom and provide the support to ensure all teachers and school leaders have the skills set they need to help all students succeed.

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