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To Build a Better Teacher, Harvard Launches Program Aimed at Quality

As the country debates the best way to improve the quality of teachers in struggling public schools, Harvard University is launching a training program it hopes will serve as a national model.

Starting in January, about two dozen Harvard seniors will begin a three-year fellowship designed to combine pedagogy — learning the methods of teaching from experts — with lengthy practice in the classroom under mentor supervision.

Thanks to $18 million from private donors, who wish to remain anonymous, the program is free to fellows.