In 2018, NASBE’s State Board Insight reveals that state boards regularly addressed broad topics like finance and charter schools as well as more particular initiatives related to teacher certification, implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), student safety and […]

New Jersey policymakers implemented the first alternative certification program in 1983, according to the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Since then, such programs have become an important factor in the education workforce. As of 2011–12, about 40 percent of teacher preparation […]