Teacher Quality

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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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03/27 01:40 pm | Finland to Reduce Role of Academic Subjects Through 'Phenomenon' Teaching | A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional ...

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The effort, now focused on New Mexico and Texas, seeks to gauge how standards for teacher preparation are playing out in lecture halls and K-12 classrooms.
January 7, 2014 | Updated: January 15, 2014 - Education Week
January 6, 2014 - Education Week
January 6, 2014 - Education Week
NCTQ President Kate Walsh responds to criticism of her organization and lays out the reasoning behind its review of teacher-prep programs and why critics of the review are misguided.
December 12, 2013 - Education Week
Dean Donald Heller and others at Michigan State University's education school explain why they aren't taking part in the National Council on Teacher Quality's latest teacher-prep-program review.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
Critics worry the Education Department won't be tough enough on states seeking to extend NCLB waivers, especially on ensuring all students have an effective teacher.
November 26, 2013 - Education Week
A new study finds that effective educators help their new students learn more. But the problem is, many are reluctant to transfer to another school.
November 7, 2013 - Education Week
Since 2008, the philanthropy has spent about $700 million on a variety of teacher-quality initiatives. Critics fear that the Seattle-based foundation is having an outsized influence.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
The Gates-supported research has sparked criticism about how the project was framed, how findings were communicated, and whether states are taking away appropriate lessons from it.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
The foundation has put $22 million behind several organizations that aim to elevate teachers' voices in policy discussions, but those groups have often been viewed with suspicion by teachers' unions.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week

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