TLN members Renee Moore and Bill Ferriter will share their thoughts about teaching quality in high priority schools during a congressional briefing today, sponsored by the Center for Teacher Quality. The hour-long session (2-3 p.m – 2261 Rayburn HOB) will be moderated by Sharon Robinson, president, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and will also included remarks by Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University.

On May 11, TLN member Valdine McLean testified before the House Education and Labor Committee on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind). A short essay based on her testimony, Learning to Ride the Bike, appears on the Teacher Leaders Network page at the Teacher Magazine website.

Renee, Bill and Valdine are all members of the TLN TeacherSolutions team which authored the new report Performance-Pay for Teachers: Designing a System That Students Deserve.

In the words of another TeacherSolutions team member, former Michigan state Teacher of the Year Nancy Flanagan, “Making substantive connections between policy makers and teachers is the holy grail of teacher leadership.” The quest continues!

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