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Teacher Preparation Opinion First-Year Teachers Need Support This Year. Here Are 5 Ways Prep Programs Can Help
Do the teachers and administrators stepping into the classroom or school office for the first time during the pandemic have what they need?
Linda S. McKee, September 3, 2021
3 min read
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Teacher Preparation The Complicated, Divisive Work of Grading Teacher-Preparation Programs
As the two national accreditors for teacher-preparation programs evolve, the battle over market share heats up.
Madeline Will, June 22, 2021
9 min read
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School & District Management How the Pandemic Is Already Changing Principal-Prep Programs
Principal-prep programs are rethinking key areas like online offerings, equity, recruitment, and district partnerships.
Denisa R. Superville, June 4, 2021
10 min read
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Teacher Preparation Remote Learning Is Changing Schools. Teacher-Preparation Programs Have to Adjust
For schools to leverage lessons learned during the pandemic, new teachers need better training on how to work in online environments.
Benjamin Herold, May 18, 2021
8 min read
Teacher Preparation Student-Teachers Caught in Middle by Shutdowns
Student-teachers are grappling with uncertainty over housing, graduation requirements, and their ability to meet requirements for the edTPA licensing test.
Madeline Will, March 24, 2020
5 min read
Leander Bridges, the assistant principal at Laurel Upper Elementary in Laurel, Miss., sounds out vowels during a training session at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Leander Bridges, the assistant principal at Laurel Upper Elementary in Laurel, Miss., sounds out vowels during a training session at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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Reading & Literacy Will the Science of Reading Catch On in Teacher Prep?
Many teachers leave preservice training without clarity on what the cognitive science says about how students learn to read.
Madeline Will, December 3, 2019
14 min read
Equity & Diversity Study: Black Gentrifiers May Be More Likely to Send Children to Neighborhood Schools
A new study of gentrification's effects on neighborhood schools finds differing impacts based on the race and ethnicity of the new families moving in.
Christina A. Samuels, November 12, 2019
2 min read
School & District Management New Data Tool Rates 'Educational Opportunity' Offered in Nation's Schools, Districts
Stanford University released an interactive web tool that allows users to look up school and district performance in comparison to nationwide benchmarks.
Christina A. Samuels, September 23, 2019
2 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion What Ed. Schools Can Do About School Shootings (And Other Overwhelming Problems)
The problems facing educators are changing. Schools of education need to keep up, writes Johns Hopkins University's ed. school dean Christopher Morphew.
Christopher Morphew, July 31, 2019
4 min read
Teacher Preparation Video College of Education Now Prepares Teachers in the Science of Reading
“Before this law, we were a whole-language state, now we are committed to the science of reading. We have done a complete 180,” says Stacy Smith, an assistant commissioner at the Arkansas Department of Education. By 2021, every elementary and special education teacher in the state of Arkansas must be proficient in brain-based research on reading.This new mandate has led some colleges of education to change instruction to prepare prospective teachers.
April 30, 2019
College & Workforce Readiness Enrollment Is Down at Teacher Colleges. So They're Trying to Change
Colleges of education continue to prepare too many elementary teachers and not enough special education and foreign language teachers to meet districts' needs, a new report finds.
Madeline Will, August 9, 2018
6 min read
Teacher Preparation Principals Say Coaching, Not Compliance, Is What They Need From Central Office
A new Vanderbilt University study on the Wallace Foundation's $24 million Principal Supervisor Initiative in six urban districts found bright spots as well as continuing challenges.
Denisa R. Superville, July 10, 2018
7 min read
Equity & Diversity Schools Become Whiter and Wealthier in Communities That Secede From Districts
Since 2000, 47 communities have splintered away from their school districts to form new ones, according to a new report from EdBuild. And in some states, its surprisingly easy to form a new school district.
Denisa R. Superville, June 21, 2017
5 min read
Teaching Video Bridging the Cultural Divide Between Teachers and Students
While the student population in America's public schools becomes increasingly diverse, the nation's teaching force remains predominantly white. The divide is especially prevalent in urban districts like Chicago, where nearly 90 percent of public school students are black or Hispanic and fewer than half the teachers are. Research suggests that these differences can impact student performance as personal biases and cultural misunderstandings get in the way of learning. The Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline at Illinois State University takes a step beyond conventional cultural competency training by immersing their teacher candidates in Chicago's highest-need communities - part of a month-long intensive fellowship called STEP-UP. Education Week Correspondent Lisa Stark followed some of these aspiring teachers through the program. Can STEP-UP truly bridge the cultural divide? This video aired on PBS NewsHour on August 30, 2016. Education Week Video
September 2, 2016