Every child deserves a great teacher. For this to happen, California must create and maintain a highly effective educator workforce. To that end, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, in conjunction with Mary Sandy, Executive Director of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, convened the Educator Excellence Task Force (EETF) in January of 2012. Comprising more than 50 education stakeholdersincluding parents, K-12 educators, postsecondary educators, researchers, and community leadersthe task force was charged with drafting recommended actions that could be woven together into a coherent system that would produce exceptional teachers and principals. In September of 2012, after more than six months of deliberation among EETF work groups, the task force produced a report of its recommendations: Greatness by Design: Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain a Golden State.
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