State News Roundup
For the first time in 15 years, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has endorsed more stringent standards for approving the state's 88 teacher-training institutions.
"Some of the standards are entirely new, and many were revised to be more specific than current standards about what should be included in a teacher-education program," Margaret A. Smith, the state's education secretary, said in a prepared statement.
Vol. 04, Issue 36