Colleges of Education

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.
Cheryl Gerber for Education Week
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 Commentary 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
Teacher Preparation Black, Latino, Native American Boys Face Barriers From Birth, Report Argues
A new Urban Institute report makes the case that boys and young men of color face factors from birth onward that place them at "risk for underperformance in school and life."
Corey Mitchell, May 10, 2016
3 min read
School & District Management More Communities Explore Partnerships to Improve Education: Report
A new report from Teachers College, Columbia University suggests that more communities are paying attention to cross-sector partnerships in their education improvement efforts.
Denisa R. Superville, March 1, 2016
3 min read
Teacher Preparation Opinion Education Majors Are Too Easy
Teach For America shows that top students can be attracted to teaching. Why haven't schools of education adapted by raising their entrance standards?
Cristina Duncan Evans, June 25, 2015
4 min read
Teacher Preparation Urban Districts Outperformed By Charter Counterparts, Study Finds
The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.
Corey Mitchell, March 18, 2015
1 min read