Teacher Preparation

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Queshonda Moore teaches Aria Nickens, 4, how to write letters during a lesson at the Apple Tree Early Learning Public Charter School in the District of Columbia.
—Astrid Riecken/Washington Post

Obama Proposal Raises Issue of Pre-K Teacher Prep

The president's call for "qualified" teachers stirs questions about the level of education that would be required to teach preschool. (March 5, 2013)

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Teach For All, a network in 34 countries, is focusing a new, two-year fellowship on students with what it terms "learning differences."
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
The school district, along with the local teachers' union, has worked to transform the traditional pay schedule into one emphasizing professional accomplishments over credentials and seniority.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
Despite increased professional development for teaching to the new standards, about half of teachers surveyed do not feel the preparation has been adequate.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
The standardized teacher evaluation assumes an approach to learning that doesn't necessarily reflect what's happening in the classroom, writes Michael Q. McShane.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Renewal of the higher education law offers a rare change for bipartisan cooperation in Congress, even as the House and Senate are charting different courses.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Arthur Levine shares lessons learned in the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's efforts to attract and prepare high-ability teacher-candidates for work in struggling schools.
August 1, 2014 - Education Week
Amie Jette, who will begin her teaching career this fall, spent weeks preparing for the edTPA. Here's what she learned.
July 29, 2014 - Teacher
For Robert Kolar, the first year of teaching was difficult—but it was also rewarding. He offers some advice to new teachers starting this fall.
July 29, 2014 - Teacher
K-12 policymakers could learn from the pre-K field, where educators serve families as well as children and many states offer incentives for teacher preparation, says Joan Wasser Gish.
July 18, 2014 - Education Week
May 13, 2014 - Education Week

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