NCTQ to Release Findings on Preschool Teacher Preparation

New study examines 100 teacher prep programs across 29 states to determine whether aspiring preschool teachers are likely to get essential training needed for the classroom

WHO: National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)

WHAT: NCTQ will release Some Assembly Required: Piecing Together the Preparation Preschool Teachers Need, a new study analyzing the course requirements of 100 preschool teacher preparation programs. The study examines what these prep programs are – and are not – teaching aspiring preschool teachers, to determine if aspiring preschool teachers are provided with the essential skills and knowledge, such as how to build language and literacy skills in young children.

WHEN: June 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM


About the National Council on Teacher Quality

The National Council on Teacher Quality is a nonpartisan research and policy group committed to modernizing the teaching profession based on the belief that all children deserve effective teachers. We recognize that it is not teachers who bear responsibility for their profession’s many challenges, but the institutions with the greatest authority and influence over teachers. To that end we work to achieve fundamental changes in the policy and practices of teacher preparation programs, school districts, state governments, and teachers unions. Our Board of Directors and Advisory Board come from a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives, and they all believe that policy changes are overdue in the recruitment and retention of teachers. More information about NCTQ can be found on our website,


Boxlight to Debut Extensive Line of Standard and Interactive Laser and Bulb Projectors at ISTE 2016


New P12 line of projectors offers models for every classroom budget and need, including laser projectors, touch projectors, and combinations of both.


Lawrenceville, GA – June 14, 2016Boxlight will be unveiling its new line of P12 projectors at the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado.  Attendees will be able to see live demos of the touch projectors by visiting the Boxlight booth (#3311).


Scheduled to start shipping in late June, the product line offers educators four easy ways to bring stunning visuals to classroom instruction. In addition to a standard projector, the line includes laser, laser HD, and laser ultra-wide projectors. A full list of all 12 P12 interactive touch projectors, as well as stylus-only and non-interactive models, is available at


Stevan Vigneaux, Director of Product Management for Boxlight, drew special attention to three models: the P12L ultra-short-throw laser projector, the P12LU laser ultra-wide projector and the P12B ultra-short-throw projector.


“The reality is that many schools are in the infancy stage of outfitting classrooms with large interactive displays,” he said. “These three models give teachers the ability to create large, touch-enabled areas that will allow up to 10 students to collaborate while engaging with clear, beautifully detailed images that are large enough to be seen from every part of the classroom.”


  • The P12B ultra-short-throw displays interactive images as large as 110 inches,
  • The P12L touch projector shows interactive images as large as 115 inches, and
  • The P12LU creates interactive images as large as 140 inches.


In addition, the P12L and P12LU projectors’ laser illumination saves time and resources – there are no lamps to fail, and no lamps to change. And the projectors’ 20-year laser life span reduces maintenance worries.


All P12 interactive projectors are full-featured hardware and software solutions that include the award-winning MimioStudio™ classroom software and three MimioMobile™ connections. When the projectors are used with the software and a MimioMobile classroom version, teachers can perform collaboration and assessment activities at the front of the room or on almost any student device. Additionally, the projectors’ analog and digital audio/video connections ensure compatibility with virtually any PC, and users can employ them with Mac, Windows or Linux OS.


“Our primary goal has always been to give schools a complete range of choices when it comes to equipping the modern classroom,” said Vigneaux. “So in addition to the four major selections, the P12 line includes projectors for every budget and every need – pen-based interactivity, touch-based interactivity, and standard, non-interactive models.”


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