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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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01/23 10:02 am | Despite Financial Woes, Philadelphia Can't Overrule Teachers' Contract, Judge Rules | A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teacher contract and impose new terms.

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01/22 04:44 pm | 'State of STEM' Event Focuses on Women in Science | A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.

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Teacher colleges would need to provide proof of their graduates' classroom skills in helping advance student learning, under proposed rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
New guidance offers leeway as states craft ways to ensure disadvantaged students have access to as many highly qualified teachers as other students.
November 24, 2014 - Education Week
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
November 21, 2014 - Education Week
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
Districts could boost their ability to hire more effective teachers who stay on the job longer by improving their screening techniques, a newly released working paper concludes.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
Accurate data are crucial for determining whether teacher-candidates are prepared for the classroom, write Mary Brabeck and Frank C. Worrell.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
The race between state schools chief Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck centers on whether the Golden State is on the right path in reinventing its public schools.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week

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