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No Educator Left Behind:
Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative

No Educator Left Behind is a series providing answers from the U.S. Department of Education to questions about the federal No Child Left Behind Act and how it will affect educators. If you have a question about No Child Left Behind, send an e-mail to Ellen Delisio, and we will submit your question to the Department of Education.


What is the Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative?


The U.S. Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative helps teachers to improve student achievement by supporting their professional development.

The Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative was created by teachers for teachers. It provides convenient access to free professional development activities and keeps teachers informed of new policies and best practices vital to their craft. The Initiative reaches out to states and school districts so that teachers will have the opportunity to receive credit toward professional development requirements.

The Initiative offers help anytime, anywhere through free online digital workshops, an eLearning Web site and popular Teacher-to-Teacher workshops held in cities from coast to coast. The Initiative also recognizes teachers for their hard work through the American Stars of Teaching award.

Read previous questions and answers in our No Educator Left Behind archive.