The Importance of Teacher Preparation
For more than 30 years, Americans have recognized National Teacher Appreciation Week during the first week of May. This is a time that we honor teachers and recognize the lasting contributions they make to the lives of our children and communities. It would be difficult to overstate the importance of teachers in our society. Think back to a teacher in your life who made a difference; it should come as no surprise that studies find that high-quality teaching is the most important in-school factor that can improve student achievement. Students consistently exposed to high-quality teaching see better outcomes both during school and after graduation.