- Ball Addresses Congressional Staff at Capitol Hill Briefing on Teacher Quality
On September 16, Dean Ball visited Capitol Hill to brief congressional education policy specialists on the crucial impact of educational research in producing high quality teachers. Ball's presentation, "What is required to produce a quality teacher," emphasized the impact schools of education have on student learning and demonstrated how research on preparing math teachers could serve as the basis for making concrete observations about other teachers. The presentation was part of the larger Learning and Education Academic Research Network (LEARN) Congressional Briefing, Teacher Quality: Research on the Science of Teaching and Learning. LEARN is a coalition of 17 deans from the nation's leading research schools of education who inform policymakers on new research and the importance of education science to education practice.