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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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Many researchers have given up on teacher professional development as a way to raise student test scores, but two approaches have been yielding good results, writes Heather C. Hill.
February 24, 2020 – Education Week
The National Council on Teacher Quality has found that the number of elementary programs teaching scientifically based reading instruction is increasing.
January 28, 2020 – Education Week
When asked to list which reading researchers’ work they introduce to their preservice classes, professors of education point to a mix of experts, some of whose ideas conflict with the greater body of scientific research on reading, an Education Week survey found.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
New survey data from Education Week show that most K-2 teachers and education professors are using instructional methods that run counter to the cognitive science.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers leave preservice training without clarity on what the cognitive science says about how students learn to read.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
In three days of rock climbing, orienteering, and other challenging outdoor experiences, principals get to examine their own—and others’—strengths and weaknesses as leaders.
October 30, 2019 – Education Week
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

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