Education news, analysis, and opinion about how teachers are prepared for the classroom.
- Teacher Preparation Opinion First-Year Teachers Need Support This Year. Here Are 5 Ways Prep Programs Can HelpDo the teachers and administrators stepping into the classroom or school office for the first time during the pandemic have what they need?Teacher Preparation First-Time Pass Rates on Teacher Licensure Exams Were Secret Until Now. See the DataThe National Council on Teacher Quality published first-time pass rate data on teacher licensing tests, which had been hidden for years.Teacher Preparation The Complicated, Divisive Work of Grading Teacher-Preparation ProgramsAs the two national accreditors for teacher-preparation programs evolve, the battle over market share heats up.Teacher Preparation Remote Learning Is Changing Schools. Teacher-Preparation Programs Have to AdjustFor schools to leverage lessons learned during the pandemic, new teachers need better training on how to work in online environments.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 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 Reported Essay 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 Q&A 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 Reported Essay 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 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.