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America's Challenge: Effective Teachers for At-Risk Schools and Students

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Cortney RowlandPhoto of Cortney Rowland.

Cortney Rowland is a program associate at Learning Point Associates. She is part of the teacher quality team and serves as the coordinator of policy products and services for the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ). This work includes managing one of NCCTQ’s online resources, the Teaching Quality (TQ) Source (, which includes policy databases, interactive data tools, and a publications database. Her role with NCCTQ also requires targeted development and dissemination of products, resources, and services for regional comprehensive assistance centers. In addition, Rowland is a project manager of the team evaluating Iowa’s Teacher Quality Enhancement grant. She also plays a key role in content development and dissemination for the national Center for Educator Compensation Reform. Her prior experience includes two years of evaluating state-funded education programs for the Legislative Committee on Education Oversight in Columbus, Ohio. Rowland earned her master’s degree in sociology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and is working on her doctorate in sociology at Loyola University–Chicago.



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Pre-Webcast Presentations—October 8, 2007
In preparation for the live, interactive webcast, participants are invited to view online presentations that provide different perspectives on the current issue and/or problem associated with preparing teachers to teach in at-risk or hard-to-staff schools. Presentations will be available beginning October 8, 2007.

Funding provided by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. Views and opinions expressed by participants of the webcast or in the accompanying readings are not to be interpreted as the views of the funding agency or its partner organizations.

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