Local officials in D.C. recently convened a convention to draft a constitution that would put the city on the path to statehood. Under the plan, the District would adopt a new name: "New Columbia." But some of those who've been on the front lines of the fight for statehood aren't thrilled about how the process has worked so far - and where it might be going.
One in five new teachers will quit within five years. At the same time, the bar is being raised for incoming educators. A look at teaching standards and certification around the country.
- Anne Clark Superintendent, Bristol Public Schools in Bristol, CT
- Betty Castor president, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
- Segun Eubanks Director of the Teacher Quality Department, National Education Association
- Nancy Grasmick Superintendent of Schools, State of Maryland
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