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INSPIRE TEXAS Teacher Candidates Outperform the State on the new Science of Teaching Reading Exam

New data show that teacher candidates from the INSPIRE TEXAS program are surpassing the state’s passing rates on the new Science of Teaching Reading exam. The exam became required effective January 1, 2021, as a result of House Bill 3 (HB3) . . . Read More

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The Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation Convenes Its First Network Cohort

In January 2022, the Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation (IC4EP) Network gathered to celebrate its inaugural convening. The IC4EP Network members—INSPIRE Texas at ESC4, TOPP at ESC20, and Project P.a.C.E. at ESC1—engaged in a series . . . Read More

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Project P.a.C.E. at Region One Education Service Center Receives TEA 2020–2021 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Commendation

Project P.a.C.E. at Region One Education Service Center (ESC), a member of the Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation (IC4EP) Network, earned a commendation from the Texas Education Agency in the Preparing the Educators Texas Needs category . . .Read More

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Teacher Development Framework: Supporting Beginning Teachers Growth on the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)

Educator Preparation Programs (EPP) working with the Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation (IC4EP) network are committed to collaborate with partner districts to recruit and train candidates to meet the needs of students in their communities. . .Read More

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Scaling High-Quality Teacher Residencies

Educationfirst blog
October 22, 2020


To improve educational outcomes for Black and Latino students and students experiencing poverty, we know we need outstanding teachers in every classroom . . .Read More

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Who We Are and Why We Want To Tell Stories About Teacher Preparation

Educationfirst blog
March 4, 2020

Teachers matter, and so does their preparation. It’s a tall order to provide quality preparation for the roughly 100,000 teachers hired each year in the US. . .Read More

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