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- Teacher Preparation There's Still No Consensus on Accountability for Teacher PrepThe teacher-preparation field remains split over quality control, even as questions loom about the content prospective teachers receive.Teacher Preparation A Majority of New Teachers Aren’t Prepared to Teach With Technology. What’s the Fix?Teacher-preparation programs have a way to go in preparing new educators to use technology effectively, according to an ISTE report.Teacher Preparation What Teacher-Preparation Enrollment Looks Like, in ChartsEnrollment dropped precipitously for a decade but is beginning to flatten out—and in some states, rebound.Teacher Preparation Once a Big Player, Teach For America Tries to Regain Its FootingA slimmed-down TFA is investing in tutoring programs and supports to keep members in the classroom.Teacher Preparation Some States Plan to Give Teachers-in-Training Their Own Classrooms, Prompting ConcernsCritics say some states' plans contravene the spirit of apprenticeships by allowing trainees to assume classrooms before earning their degrees.Teacher Preparation See Which States Have Teacher Apprenticeship Programs, and How the Model Plans to ExpandThe federal government is promoting funding for the hands-on training, alongside quality-control guidance.Teacher Preparation 7 Strategies to Prepare Educators to Teach With AIBefore educators can use AI to teach, they need to have a basic understanding of what AI is, experts said.Teacher Preparation Student-Teachers' Reliance on Classroom Tech for Fun Hurts LearningA study examines how well preservice- teachers are implementing technology in their student-teaching experiences.Teacher Preparation Teaching Programs Fall Short on Reading Instruction, Review ClaimsAt least on paper, many programs don't give enough attention to core components. Some also include flawed methods.Teacher Preparation Teacher Apprenticeships Are Booming in Wake of Shortages. Here's What You Need to KnowMore states are drawing down federal labor funds to support yearlong, subsidized training programs.Teacher Preparation Teacher-Prep Programs Miss Chances to Build Teachers' Content Knowledge, Report SaysTeaching programs should guide candidates to courses that give them broad knowledge in science and social studies, as well as reading and math.Teacher Preparation Q&A A New Program Will Train Teachers to Teach Climate Change, Without the 'Doom and Gloom'Climate change is a subject experts say goes beyond science class, and one that should be woven through subjects and grade levels.Teacher Preparation Here's What Separates the Best Teacher Mentors from the Just-Sort-of-OK OnesThey're empathetic listeners who offer lots of constructive feedback, our readers say.Teacher Preparation Apprenticeships Are the New Frontier of Teacher Preparation. Here's How They WorkStates are using federal labor funding to support the hands-on approach to teacher training and remove cost barriers for would-be teachers.