125, Ellen Moir, New Teacher Center (NTC) | Improve Student Learning by Accelerating Teacher Effectiveness

When we focus on teachers, students succeed. When students succeed, society succeeds. Though it is decidedly unfair, your zip code can have a tremendous impact on your chances of success. The path for success or failure begins with education. Not every student has the same opportunity to succeed. Poorer students and students of color have for many years performed behind other students. For example in Minnesota where I live, 70% of white students achieve proficiency in math and reading on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. However, only about a third of black, Hispanic and Native American students were proficient. There is a problematic paradox in education. Low-income and minority students need…

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