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CREATE is a multi-system educational research consortium focusing on issues of teacher preparation and teacher quality.  CREATE is comprised of 58 teacher education institutions across Texas.  The mission of CREATE is to improve the quality and effectiveness of teacher preparation programs in Texas universities through research and development that focuses on teacher education practices and the effects of these practices on public school improvement.  CREATE has received generous funding from a variety of sources, including the Houston Endowment, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, and The Meadows Foundation.