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Eight ‘Chiefs for Change’ Endorse Ed. School Review

By Stephen Sawchuk — June 07, 2011 1 min read

Eight state education chiefs belonging to the Chiefs for Change coalition have endorsed a controversial review of university-based teacher education programs now being conducted by the National Council on Teacher Quality and U.S. News & World Report.

Eight of the nine members of the coalition, which describes itself as reform-minded, endorsed the review effort to grade every college of education in the country against more than a dozen standards, based primarily on reviews of course requirements and syllabuses. Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson was the only holdout among the nine chiefs.

A version of this article appeared in the June 08, 2011 edition of Education Week as Eight ‘Chiefs for Change’ Endorse Ed. School Review

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