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RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT THE ALABAMA QUALITY TEACHING STANDARDS RECOMMENDED BY THE GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON QUALITY TEACHING
WHEREAS, on January 17, 2006, the Governor’s Commission on Quality Teaching was convened in Montgomery, Alabama; and

WHEREAS, over 80 delegates from education and business were in attendance, including members of the State Board of Education and guests from the Southern Regional Education Board; and

WHEREAS, on November 28, 2006, the various committees of the Commission reported on their work and made recommendations; and

WHEREAS, one specific recommendation was the Alabama Quality Teaching Standards, which serve as the foundation for Commission work to improve teaching in Alabama’s schools;

WHEREAS, the State Superintendent of Education endorses the widespread use of the proposed Alabama Quality Teaching Standards to improve the learning opportunities provided for Alabama’s schoolchildren:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby find that the proposed Alabama Quality Teaching Standards is a fitting replacement for the existing standards for professional studies component of Class B teacher education programs and, to facilitate the goal of having a highly qualified, highly effective teacher in every Alabama classroom, the State Board of Education does hereby submit this notice of intended action to adopt the Alabama Quality Teaching Standards as the official guide to professional conduct for public school teachers in Alabama.

AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education intends for the proposed Alabama Quality Teaching Standards to be used to guide the work of teachers employed in Alabama’s schools, the provision of professional development activities for Alabama’s teachers, the review of Alabama’s Professional Education Personnel Evaluation (PEPE) instruments, and for other similar purposes.

Done this 11th day of January 2007