Teacher Preparation

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Professor Nicholas M. Michelli stands outside the Graduate Center City University of New York in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Michelli, who took part in New York's teacher-preparation-review process, believes the state should have intervened more strongly.
—Mark Abrasion for Education Week

States Slow to Close Faltering Teacher Ed. Programs

States have generally been reluctant to shut down or suspend education schools and programs, bypassing a powerful but little-recognized policy lever, according to an Education Week analysis. (December 16, 2014)

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03/30 04:00 pm | New York Budget Agreement Brings Changes, Uncertainty on Teacher Issues | The tentative framework would tighten tenure and dismissal processes and require the state education department to develop a new teacher-evaluation system.

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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
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
An apparent fracture has opened up between two major players in the increasingly edgy teacher education field, with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education approving a resolution stating that there is a “crisis of confidence” toward the national accreditor for teacher colleges.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Sarah Macway, a third-year science teacher, is finally finding her balance as a teacher. She reflects on the lessons she's learned while getting past the rocky start.
March 11, 2015 - Teacher
The average combined math and verbal SAT scores of new teachers in New York state schools rose over the last decade, a new study finds.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, involving subsidies to those in states without their own health-care insurance marketplaces.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
The "experimental" schools initially housed at universities were envisioned as centers of instructional innovation and teacher training. Many are now private schools.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
An expanded edition of Doug Lemov's popular book is published as interest in practice-based teacher preparation is growing.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week

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