Learning Point Associates, a nonprofit educational organization with offices in Illinois and Washington, D.C., has been awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Department of Education to establish a new National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. The center's mission is to ensure a highly qualified teacher in every classroom. Toward this end, the center will provide guidance for strengthening the quality of teaching--especially in high-poverty, low-performing, and hard-to-staff schools--as well as schools that serve students with special needs. The center's web site provides interactive databases, comprehensive research studies, publications, and other resources that address the topics of teacher preparation; recruitment...

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