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The Challenge

Many teachers report that their teacher preparation experiences didn’t prepare them for the job. What’s more, pathways into teaching aren’t bringing in or retaining enough teachers who share backgrounds with the increasingly diverse students they serve.

The Opportunity

Imagine if teacher preparation truly prepared candidates to innovate, collaboratively lead, and drive student-centered change in their schools. And imagine multiple, flexible—but still rigorous—pathways into teaching that were accessible to candidates of more diverse identities and professional backgrounds.

Our Work

We’re working to advance teacher preparation policies, programs, and pathways that recruit, prepare, and retain innovative and talented educators who reflect the communities they serve.