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Six education programs at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., shown above, were suspended in 2012 for performance reasons. A 50-state Education Week analysis finds that closures of teacher-preparation programs are relatively rare.
Six education programs at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., shown above, were suspended in 2012 for performance reasons. A 50-state <i>Education Week</i> analysis finds that closures of teacher-preparation programs are relatively rare.
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Teacher Preparation States Slow to Close Faltering Teacher Ed. Programs
States have generally been reluctant to shut down or suspend education schools and programs, bypassing a powerful but little-recognized policy lever, according to an Education Week analysis.
Stephen Sawchuk, December 16, 2014
13 min read
Professor Nicholas M. Michelli stands outside the Graduate Center City University of New York in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Michelli, who took part in New York's teacher-preparation-review process, believes the state should have intervened more strongly.
Professor Nicholas M. Michelli stands outside the Graduate Center City University of New York in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Michelli, who took part in New York's teacher-preparation-review process, believes the state should have intervened more strongly.
Mark Abramson for Education Week
Teacher Preparation N.Y. College's Experience Shows Conflicts Around Ed. School Closures
New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons.
Stephen Sawchuk, December 16, 2014
12 min read
Accountability Disparate Teacher-Prep Curricula Complicate Accountability Efforts
The relative leniency of states in reviewing their teacher-preparation programs could be symptomatic of a general lack of agreement on what candidates should learn, and how they should learn it.
Stephen Sawchuk, December 16, 2014
4 min read
Classroom Technology USC Brings Its Own Brand to Online Offering for Teacher Prep
Among the most visible recent entrants to the marketplace is this university's Rossier School of Education, which since 2009 has seen more than 3,600 prospective teachers enroll.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 8, 2013
2 min read
Classroom Technology Bank Street College Aims to Retain 'Essence' in Virtual Program
This private institution in New York City is beginning a study to examine how to translate the supervised fieldwork component of its math leadership program into an online setting.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 8, 2013
2 min read
Teacher Preparation Education Researcher Moves Into Certification Business
Teach-Now dispenses with traditional unit-based courses. Instead, candidates complete eight units ranging from assessment to student learning in a digital era.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 8, 2013
2 min read
Classroom Technology For-Profits Dominate Market for Online Teacher Prep
Virtual programs are perhaps the fastest-growing sector of teacher preparation. Brick-and-mortar institutions, such as the University of Southern California, are increasingly getting into the action, as well as startups.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 8, 2013
10 min read
Equity & Diversity Diversity at Issue as States Weigh Teacher Entry
States look to raise the entry bar on teaching programs, but worry about the prospects for black and Latino candidates.
Stephen Sawchuk, May 7, 2013
7 min read
Students at Match Community Day Charter Public School jump to attention at resident teacher Erica Vuolle’s command.
Students at Match Community Day Charter Public School jump to attention at resident teacher Erica Vuolle’s command.
Charlie Mahoney/Prime for Education Week
Teacher Preparation Teacher-Prep Programs Zero In on Effective 'Practice'
The Match Teacher Residency is one of a small number of programs that train aspiring teachers for the classroom through practice.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 25, 2013
11 min read
Recruitment & Retention Colleges Overproducing Elementary Teachers, Data Find
An Education Week review of state data suggests the number of teachers at the elementary level outstrips available jobs.
Stephen Sawchuk, January 22, 2013
10 min read
Fourth grade teacher Andrea Coulter, and her student-teacher, Kelsey Frost, background, instruct students using a co-teaching method at Clearview Elementary School in Clear Lake, Minn.
Fourth grade teacher Andrea Coulter, and her student-teacher, Kelsey Frost, background, instruct students using a co-teaching method at Clearview Elementary School in Clear Lake, Minn.
Jenn Ackerman for Education Week
Student Well-Being Better Teacher-Candidate Mentoring Targeted
To improve the student-teaching experience, teacher education programs are taking more care in picking and guiding "cooperating" teachers.
Stephen Sawchuk, November 26, 2012
10 min read