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Federal Lawmakers Block Teacher-Preparation Rules

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The Senate has voted to overturn regulations governing teacher-preparation programs that were approved by the Obama administration late last year.

The House voted last month to block the rules, and President Donald Trump is expected to back the move.

After a lengthy process, the U.S. Department of Education finalized the rules and changed how colleges and universities must judge the effectiveness of their programs that prepare teachers for classrooms. Among other provisions, the rules would require programs to include data on how many of their graduates get jobs in high-needs schools, how long their graduates stay in the teaching profession, and their impact on student-learning outcomes.

Vol. 36, Issue 25, Page 4

Published in Print: March 22, 2017, as Federal Lawmakers Block Teacher-Preparation Rules
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