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After Five Years, a Bold Set of Teacher-Prep Standards Still Faces Challenges

Teacher education programs are still feeling the ripples from accreditation standards that asked them to provide evidence for their graduates' success. (August 28, 2018)

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Teacher education must help everyone think critically of the world to avoid perpetuating inequity, urges Hui-Ling Malone.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
The most common assumption that leaders make is one they don’t even realize they’re making, warns chief academic officer Jared Myracle.
August 29, 2019 – Education Week
About two dozen teachers from across the country spent a week wrestling with questions about how to remember the Confederacy.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
Who's holding the teacher-preparation industry accountable? NCTQ president Kate Walsh calls for better data.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
The problems facing educators are changing. Schools of education need to keep up, writes Johns Hopkins University's ed. school dean Christopher Morphew.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
CAEP was the only group giving a national stamp of approval to teacher colleges until a competitor named AAQEP came along two years ago. The two groups represent differing philosophies on how programs should be evaluated for quality.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
"When the day came to administer the first test I had designed," writes Brandon Lewis, "my heart sank."
July 19, 2019 – Education Week
TFA's effect on public education has been complex. But you wouldn't know it from the sharply polarized debate, writes Jeffrey R. Henig.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
The 70-year-old president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, who called schools of education “unruly and disordered,” will end his tenure this month.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Most teacher prep programs don’t train teachers on the science of how to ignite students’ drive to learn. Some schools of education are aiming to change that.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week

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