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Supporters of public education rally at the New York State Capitol on March 26, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.
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N.Y. Budget Accord Seeks to Tighten Rules on Teacher Quality

A last-minute budget deal in New York will have major implications for how the state’s teachers are trained, evaluated, and granted tenure. (April 13, 2015)

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05/28 05:11 pm | Wis. Proposal to Ease Teacher-Licensing Rules Draws Fire | The proposal would allow districts to hire candidates without any demonstrated pedagogical training, and in some cases, without a bachelor's degree.

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05/29 05:00 pm | Teaching in Wisconsin Might Not Even Require a College Degree Soon | A legislative proposal would allow districts to hire candidates without any demonstrated pedagogical training, and in some cases, without a bachelor's degree.

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January 13, 2015 - Education Week
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
Higher educators need to translate their research on K-12 practice into actionable information, Karen Gallagher says.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons.
December 16, 2014 - Education Week
The relative leniency of states in reviewing their teacher-preparation programs could be symptomatic of a general lack of agreement on what candidates should learn, and how they should learn it.
December 16, 2014 - Education Week
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
John I. Goodlad, who died last month, is best known for writing A Place Called School, based on a landmark study of 1,000 classrooms.
December 5, 2014 - Education Week
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

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