Cable in the Classroom Presents Education News Parents Can Use

Inspiring Excellence: Great Teachers, Great Principals

Dec. 10, 2006

Cable in the Classroom is pleased to present via podcast [MP3, 51MB], the April 18, 2006 edition of the U.S. Department of Education's Education News Parents Can Use.

This episode showcases award-winning educators and schools; explores how effective teaching is at the core of America’s long-term economic competitiveness; highlights alternative strategies to recruit, train, and reward effective teachers and principals; and reveals how innovative programs are strengthening our nation’s teachers, schools, and students. It addresses questions such as:

  • What does “effective teaching” mean and what is the Department doing to promote it?
  • What is a “highly qualified” teacher and why are teachers so important to student achievement?
  • What can we do to better recruit, train, and reward teachers, especially those in critical subjects like math and science?
  • What programs does the Department of Education offer to help improve teaching and learning?
  • What is an “instructional leader”? How can we develop and sustain good principals?
  • How can parents ensure that a high-quality teacher teaches their child? What questions should they ask of their teachers and school administrators to ensure effective teaching?
For more information about this program, please see the U.S. Department of Education's show notes.

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