Eye on Education

White House Announces “Excellent Educators for All” Plan

Earlier today, President Barack Obama’s administration announced a new initiative that will give students across the country a chance to be taught by good teachers, the Huffington Post reports. There will be a multi-step approach to making sure this happens, including the Department of Education’s publication of how schools fare in regards to equity, along with providing states with more than four million dollars to help create detailed plans of their initiatives to give poor and minority students “effective educators” by 2015.

The Obama administration will announce plans on Monday to enforce a long-ignored federal mandate: a decade-old requirement that states give students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds equal access to good teachers. The new initiative, called “Excellent Educators for All,” aims to bring states into compliance with a teacher equity mandate in the No Child Left Behind Act, the George W.

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