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November 5, 2018
Beyond hiring: The struggle to diversify Chicago’s teaching ranks
In Chicago, the ranks of black teachers continue to decline, and the percentage of Latino teachers has only increased slightly.
September 20, 2018
Have you thought about teaching? Colorado teachers union sells the profession in new videos
The Colorado Education Association has made a series of ads with the theme, "Change a life. Change the world."
July 16, 2018
Mentors matter: Good teaching really can be passed down to student teachers, new research finds
Do student teachers learn more when they’re mentored by an effective teacher? The answer may seem obvious, but there’s been little research confirming as much—until now.
July 10, 2018
With Man Up, a new Memphis teacher prep program is training, mentoring men of color
Patrick Washington has teaching in his blood. Washington’s great-great-grandfather, Richard Adkins, was born a slave in Marshall County, Mississippi. After…
June 4, 2018
A teacher prep program that really works? This one is successfully minting math and science educators
New peer-reviewed research on the program, known as UTeach, shows that its teachers performed substantially better in the classroom than other teachers in Texas.
February 28, 2018
‘Personalized learning’ comes to teacher training, bringing big ambitions and big questions
A well-funded new teacher preparation program, which emphasizes getting teacher to master certain skills, may influence teacher education in the years ahead.
January 25, 2018
University of Memphis, Shelby County Schools forge new partnership to address teacher shortage
The college announces plans to launch its Urban Education Teacher Prep program by fall of 2019 under new dean Kandi Hill-Clarke.
January 16, 2018
Tennessee’s mediocre teacher training programs prompt ‘interventions’ with university presidents
Armed with sobering data, state officials meet with top brass at universities where programs have grown out of touch with the needs of K-12 classrooms.
Movers & shakers
June 28, 2017
Tennessee taps high-profile school superintendent as deputy ed commissioner
Kingsport City Schools Superintendent Lyle Ailshie will be the state’s new deputy education commissioner.
May 8, 2017
Wanted: Millennials to teach in Tennessee
The advocacy group known as SCORE kicks off a campaign to recruit young people to high-needs schools in both rural and urban districts.
April 6, 2017
Expecting to lose half of its teachers in the next decade, Tennessee seeks to strengthen its pipeline
The state doesn't have a statewide teacher shortage, but it does lack teachers with specific licensure and in certain regions.
October 18, 2016
Tennessee teacher prep programs can do better to ready teachers for Day One, report says
Only a handful of Tennessee’s 40 teacher preparation programs are adequately preparing new teachers to improve student achievement, says a SCORE report.
teacher prep 2.0
September 21, 2016
One year on the ground in Memphis, Relay builds niche by getting aspiring teachers in the classroom early
Relay Graduate School of Education is among alternative teacher prep programs gaining momentum and legitimacy, but also drawing criticism from the establishment.
August 18, 2016
Growing need for stronger teachers in needier classrooms gets look from Tennessee lawmakers
Tennessee kids most in need of good teaching are often missing out — a growing concern as state officials try to come up with a plan.
August 2, 2016
Home visits help Memphis teachers know their students before the first bell rings
Teacher training at Memphis Delta Prep includes early home visits with families and students who will attend the K-4 charter school opening in August.
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