Published Online: February 2, 2000
Published in Print: February 2, 2000, as Clarification and Corrections


Clarification and Corrections

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Details of California's teacher-licensing system as presented in the special Jan. 13, 2000, Quality Counts issue of Education Week require clarification.

Teachers in the state can demonstrate subject-matter competence in one of two ways. Teacher-candidates who have successfully completed state-approved subject-area coursework do not have to pass tests in the subjects they plan to teach. Candidates who have not met the coursework requirements may demonstrate their subject-area competence by taking one or more tests—a policy that is reflected in a footnote on Page 50 of the report.

A similar footnote should have appeared with the tables on Pages 48 and 76: "Subject-area tests are waived if the candidate has successfully completed state-approved subject-area coursework."

A Election Notebook item, "Students Get a Taste of the Political Process," in the Jan. 19 issue of Education Week incorrectly identified Lyndon LaRouche as a Libertarian. Mr. LaRouche, an economist who is running for president as a Democrat, is not a member of the Libertarian Party.

A listing that has run in the 1999-2000 Calendar of Events and in the weekly Events section incorrectly stated the title of a meeting. The topic of the Feb. 26-29 meeting sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is "Making a Difference in the Learning of All Students."

Vol. 19, Issue 21, Page 4

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