Teacher Preparation States Relax Teacher Certification Rules to Combat Shortages
Faced with an uneven supply of teaching talent, states are lowering the bar on some licensing hoops.
Teacher Preparation First-Time Pass Rates on Teacher Licensure Exams Were Secret Until Now. See the Data
The National Council on Teacher Quality published first-time pass rate data on teacher licensing tests, which had been hidden for years.
Reading & Literacy Most States Fail to Measure Teachers' Knowledge of the 'Science of Reading,' Report Says
The majority of states don’t evaluate whether prospective teachers know how to teach reading effectively, a new analysis finds.
Law & Courts 65 Years After 'Brown v. Board,' Where Are All the Black Educators?
The landmark Supreme Court decision that integrated schools 65 years ago had an unintended effect that’s still felt today: Thousands of black teachers and principals lost their jobs.
Teacher Preparation N.Y. Teachers' Union Sues to Block Charters From Certifying Their Teachers
Charter schools in New York will soon be able to certify their own teachers--a measure the unions are hoping to fight in court.
Teacher Preparation Illinois Lawmakers Look to Overhaul Teacher Licensure Testing Requirements
Some complain that a bill to let candidates with at least a 3.0 GPA in their teacher-preparation classes bypass some standardized tests will lower standards.
Teacher Preparation Utah Lawmakers Look to Institute Test of Teaching Skills
The bill comes just months after education policymakers opened up the teaching profession to people with no teaching experience or training.
School & District Management edTPA Teaching Exam's Ties to Effectiveness Mixed, Study Finds
Candidates who got a passing score on the edTPA in Washington helped their students perform better in reading than those who didn't.
Teacher Preparation Teacher-Certification Test in N.Y. Delayed for Fourth Time
Just as it did recently with teacher evaluations tied to student achievement tests, New York is posed to walk back its efforts to heighten the requirements for entrance into the teaching profession.
Teaching Profession Teacher-Evaluation Shifts: Georgia to Scale Back Testing Component
Many states are mulling teacher evaluation 2.0, and a Georgia bill reducing the weight of tests is now close to the finish line.
School & District Management 18,000 Would-Be Teachers Took The edTPA Last Year. How'd They Do?
Scores are higher on the performance-based exam, a new report shows.
Teacher Preparation Judge OKs Latest Teacher Test in N.Y. Despite Varying Pass Rates
Black and Hispanic teacher-candidates have lower passing rates on the exam, but it measures important job-related skills, the judge ruled.