|MCLA President Appointed To New Educator Prep Group|
|10:10AM / Wednesday, July 25, 2012|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President Mary Grant was recently appointed to a new Educator Preparation Advisory Group.
EPAG, established by state education secretary Paul Reville, is a group of education, business and advocacy organization leaders that have been tasked to develop a more unified, aligned, and coherent public education system that will better meet the needs of all students in the Commonwealth.
"The quality of teaching is the most important variable in our public education system," Reville said. "Improving teacher preparation is vital to improving the quality of teaching in every Massachusetts school. This working group is perfectly positioned to make a major contribution to the quality of education in the Commonwealth and I look forward to collaborating with them in this work."
EPAG members will examine challenges facing educators in Massachusetts, research best practices from other leading states, and develop recommendations for a more robust and aligned educator preparation system in the Commonwealth. Members also will serve as liaisons to the different stakeholder groups that they represent including the school boards, educator preparation and advocacy organizations, and the business and philanthropic communities.