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- Teacher Preparation Opinion Far Too Many Educators Aren’t Prepared to Teach Black and Brown StudentsTeacher-prep programs can help address that inadequacy, writes Sharif El-Mekki.Teacher Preparation Teachers Can Take on Anti-Racist Teaching. But Not AloneTeachers want to do better by their students of color, but many don’t know how. Madeline Will examines the gap between intention and action.Teacher Preparation You Have Anti-Racist Curriculum Resources. Now What Do You Do?Teachers need spaces to explore how power dynamics have shaped the subjects they teach, explains Sarah Schwartz.Teacher Preparation We All Live Racialized Lives: The 'Identity Work' Teachers Need to DoUnderstanding the Black experience also means seeing white privilege, writes education professor LaGarrett King.Teacher Preparation Opinion Before We Can Have Anti-Racist Classrooms, Teacher Preparation Needs an OverhaulMy knowledge of African American history did not come from school, writes Keziah Ridgeway. Why was that?Teacher Preparation Don't Rush to 'Diagnose' Learning Loss With a Formal Test. Do This InsteadBeware these danger zones when trying to determine what students know and need to learn this fall, experts say.Teacher Preparation Classroom Routines Must Change. Here's What Teaching Looks Like Under COVID-19Experts say there are some priorities for instruction this year that cut across virtual and brick-and-mortar environments.Teacher Preparation Georgia Eliminates the edTPA Requirement for Teacher Candidates"It has become clear over time that [the edTPA] caused unintended barriers and burdens for teachers entering the profession," Georgia's state superintendent said.Teacher Preparation Teachers Are as Racially Biased as Everybody Else, Study ShowsA paper published by researchers from Princeton and Tufts universities compares teachers’ explicit and implicit biases with those of other American adults.Teacher Preparation Spotlight Spotlight on Teacher Preparation and EffectivenessIn this Spotlight, discover how teachers are learning to provide effective instruction during COVID-19 and more.Teacher Preparation Student-Teachers In Limbo During School Shutdowns. Here's How States Can HelpTeacher-preparation programs are rushing to figure out how to support teacher-candidates while still meeting state requirements, which are starting to be revised in some places.Teacher Preparation Video On a Mission to Help Student-Teachers Thrive—and Stay in the ProfessionMarsha Francis, the program director of GO First Step in Fulton County, Ga., has rethought how the district handles student teaching.Teacher Preparation What Happens to Student Teachers When Schools and Colleges Close Due to Coronavirus?Student-teachers are grappling with uncertainty over housing, graduation requirements, and their ability to meet requirements for the edTPA licensing test.Teacher Preparation When Teaching Media Literacy, Which News Sources Are Credible? Even Teachers Don't AgreeLike other Americans, liberal and conservative teachers perceive news sources' credibility differently. How does that affect their teaching of media literacy?