A hint of bipartisanship and reform?  Over at New Schools Ben Riley – a big proponent of the idea – writes-up  the GREAT Act, which is aimed at improving teacher and principal training (and includes an emphasis on rural and Native American students). The bill builds on some successful initiatives, focuses on results, and would also help introduce some much needed competition into teacher training.  Introduced by Senator Michael Bennet, a Democrat, is also has Democratic Senators Landrieu and Mikulski as original cosponsors.  But Republican senators Alexander and Kirk are on board, too.

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