Teacher Preparation

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Debbie Cruger-Hansen, a 4th grade teacher at Mira Vista School in Richmond, Calif., integrates the teaching of technical skills such as keyboarding and online searching into regular lessons.
—Eric Risberg/AP

Common-Core Testing Drives 'Tech Prep' Priorities

As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know. (May 15, 2015)

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A statewide reading initiative begun 17 years ago in Alabama is credited with raising reading scores and narrowing racial achievement gaps in one of the nation’s poorest states.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
To prepare preschool teachers for the classroom, we need to look beyond conventional teacher education, argues Katharine B. Stevens.
May 4, 2015 - Education Week
Attempting to alter a federal education funding formula is politically problematic because a change can shift money from one state or district to another.
April 30, 2015 - Education Week
A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener.
April 16, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
In Mentor, Ohio, teachers test out and refine blended learning best practices in the “Catalyst,” a laboratory for educators to observe each other at work.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
The pressure is on as educators—especially those new to the classroom—toggle between leftover requirements from Tennessee's retired standards and those imposed by the common core.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week
Nancie Atwell, winner of the Global Teacher Award, had some surprising advice for young people interested in becoming public school teachers today: Don’t do it.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Enacting policies that support and encourage district and school-level student-engagement efforts should be a priority, says the National Association of State Boards of Education.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has pledged continued support for the Department of Education’s Teach to Lead initiative.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week

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