In an effort to provide better access to strong teaching, several states are taking action. The Howard County Public School System in Maryland has plans for a “Teacher for Tomorrow” program: in partnership with McDaniel College, local students begin paid internships immediately after high school in preparation to teach in the very same schools they attended. Alabama’s “Professional Pathways for Alabama Teachers” program is intended to increase teacher retention and provide career-development opportunities. Michigan’s “Michigan Teacher Corps” seeks to hire teachers in low-performing, low-income schools. The Atlantic’s Autumn A. Arnett takes a look at the details behind these new initiatives.