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Equitable Access to Effective Teachers

Last year, the U.S. Department of Education announced its Excellent Educators for All initiative, a new effort seeking to ensure that students in high-need schools have equitable access to effective teachers. This month, all states are to submit their plans on how to achieve this goal. This new white paper highlights the lessons learned by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation in its efforts to identify, prepare, and support excellent teachers for high-need classrooms across the country through its Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program.

Fellowship, Spring 2015

In this issue: MBA program expansion; new fellowship program; Daniel Larson WF ’66 to lead Yachay Tech University; perspectives on mentoring; and more.

Fellowship, Fall 2014

In this issue: “Foundation names WW Teaching Fellows in Four States; WW MBA Fellowship Expands; Pickerings Are Promoted to Senior Foreign Service; FELLOWS ON CURRENT WORLD EVENTS: Yolanda-Covington-Ward MN ’01 on Liberia; Robert H. Legvold WF ’62 on Ukraine; Shahla Talebii CN ’06 on the Middle East; NOTES ON FELLOWS: Kavli Prize; MacArthur Fellowship; National Book Awards, and more!

Why Clinical Experience and Mentoring Are Replacing Student Teaching on the Best Campuses

Woodrow Wilson Senior Fellow James W. Fraser and Audra Watson, the Foundation’s Director of Mentoring and Induction Strategy, take a look at emerging trends in clinical preparation for new teachers. This new white paper is based on experience with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, and includes observations from some of the colleges and universities partnering in the program.

FELLOWSHIP, Spring 2014

In this issue: Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows: Leading the Way; 2014 Newcombe Fellows and Women Studies Fellows Announced; FELLOWS IN HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP: William G. Bowen WF ’55; Carol Quillen MN ’83; David Wilson AF ’84; BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Award Winners and Finalists; Fellows Awarded National Humanities Medals and more!

Considering the Future of University-Based Teacher Education

In “Considering the Future of University-Based Teacher Preparation,” James W. Fraser, a noted historian of education, reviews decades of challenges to traditional teacher preparation, looks at some current reforms, and calls for a commitment to “reshaping the way that universities prepare great teachers for our schools.”


Changing the name of the Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has voted unanimously to rename the organization and to remove Woodrow Wilson from its name; a new name will be announced by early fall.

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