Education Week published Urban Teachers, formerly named Urban Teacher Center (UTC), Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Green's response to Stephen Sawchuk's recent article, "States Slow to Close Faltering Teacher Ed. Programs". In her letter to the editor, "Accountability a Crucial Element for Teacher-Prep Programs", Green discusses the importance of holding teacher preparation programs accountable, how it can be done, and how the U.S. Department of Education's new teacher preparation regulations are an opportunity to ensure all programs hold themselves accountable for the performance of their graduates. She says: "As entities responsible for producing one of our nation's most valuable resources—teachers—we must be held accountable for our results if we want to ensure our next generation of teachers are the best they can be. Click here to read the full letter.