Teacher Preparation

Teacher training programs are facing profound challenges. Enrollment in traditional programs is down while alternative routes to the classroom proliferate. Amidst a growing call for raising the quality of the U.S. teaching force, The Hechinger Report is examining whether teachers are being adequately prepared. See all our Special Reports

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Lori Smith (left) and Heather Hobbs (right), two teacher leaders in the Kingsport City Schools district, participate in a Common Core training session in Kingsport, Tenn.

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Arkansas schools hire untrained teachers as people lose interest in the profession

Davida Wells is a 22 year-old biology teacher. CREDIT SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK / ARKANSAS PUBLIC MEDIA This story was produced by Arkansas Public Media and is reprinted…