News in Brief: A National Roundup
Teacher-Quality Council to Revise Ed. School Reviews
The National Council on Teacher Quality will revise another score in its review of teacher education programs, and has offered to reanalyze data from other institutions that received failing grades in the study. ("Teacher Ed. Faulted on Reading Preparation," June 7, 2006.)
The Washington-based organization reviewed syllabuses and textbooks of required reading courses for 72 education programs.
The council revised the report in June after acknowledging that it had overlooked a required course for Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. The school received an “unclear” rating instead of the original failing grade. Now the council notes on its Web site that education schools can submit more recent syllabuses and other information for a reanalysis.
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