Thanking Teachers By Supporting Them From Day One

Huff Post - Teachers have the power to change their students’ lives. Think about it: whether it was helping you master a difficult topic, learn something about yourself or the world around you, or simply encouraging you to believe in your ability to succeed, you probably had at least one teacher who changed your life for the better; I know I did. Teachers can make all the difference.

Two years ago, we began investing in collaborative teacher preparation. One place that caught our attention – a Texas college of education and its partner districts – provides a great example of how a school-university partnership can ensure teachers are well-prepared the first day they step into their own classrooms.

Lubbock, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.—with a metropolitan-area population of 300,000 and rising. Despite its growth, the heart and pride of the city remains Texas Tech University, where the College of Education produces more than 550 teachers every year.

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