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StateImpact Indiana: Teacher Prep

by Kyle Stokes

April 12, 2013

Indiana’s statewide teacher evaluation mandate took effect this year — and some state lawmakers want those ratings to reflect not only on the teachers, but on where they went to college.  They’ve proposed using those evaluations as part of a rating system for the state’s teacher preparation programs.  The General Assembly isn’t likely to enact such a system this year, but discussion of the proposal is also likely to continue.  As college leaders weigh the pros and cons, StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes visited a class at IU’s School of Education.

StateImpact Indiana is a collaboration between NPR and your Indiana Public Broadcasting stations.