Report Calls For More Collaboration Between Local Colleges And Broward Schools

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For the past two years, researchers with the United Way of Broward have interviewed hundreds of parents, students, teachers and business leaders with one central question in mind — what goes into making an effective teacher?

Among the responses from more than 350 Broward teachers:

• New teachers want formalized mentoring

• Experienced teachers want more opportunities to learn from experts

• With educational benchmarks constantly changing, they would like clear directives from school administrators.

“The No. 1 priority for teachers was having effective leaders,” said Dave Wallace, director of Public Policy Advocacy for the United Way of Broward, who coordinated the study.

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