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Doug Lemov

Managing Director, True North Public Schools

The Role of Teacher Training in Education Reform

May 4, 2010

As debates over education reform intensify at both the national and state levels, policymakers and scholars are increasingly focusing on the key role of quality teaching in improving student achievement. At this public policy forum, John B. King Jr., senior deputy commissioner for P-12 education at the New York State Education Department, discussed the state's efforts to improve teacher performance as a way to increase graduation rates. Doug Lemov, managing director of the charter school system True North Public Schools, shared findings about methods used by exceptional teachers, which he has detailed in the new book, Teach Like A Champion: The 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College. Institute Senior Fellow Kenneth R. Howey led the discussion with an overview of his current work on teacher preparation, which includes an upcoming paper that will outline his vision for a new structure for providing teachers with practical experience.

Video: Kenneth R. Howey
Video: John B. King Jr.
Video: Question-and-Answer session