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easing the shortage
June 7, 2019
‘A good start’: There could be some changes coming for Illinois teachers
Seeking to ease a dire teacher shortage, Illinois legislators did away with an entry test, enabled payment to student teachers and allowed retirees to substitute longer.
bridging the gap
May 2, 2019
New York State leaders want teachers to spend more time learning how to help English learners
New York state education officials want to bolster how teachers are learning to educate the state’s growing English language learner population — as graduation rates for these students remain chronically low.
March 14, 2019
Concerned about reading instruction, state cracks down on teacher prep programs, starting with Colorado’s largest
The reading courses at Colorado’s largest educator preparation program don’t match up with research on literacy instruction, and many of the professors have philosophies that…
March 14, 2019
We asked, they answered: Teachers weigh in on how they learned to teach reading
Teachers describe what they learned — and didn't learn — in their educator prep programs about how to teach reading.
teachers of tomorrow
February 26, 2019
In search of diverse educators, Newark will prepare students to become district teachers
Newark Public Schools is launching a new teacher-training program for students amid a statewide campaign to diversify the teaching force.
February 12, 2019
Report: Michigan’s teacher supply is dwindling and the state is doing little about it
Does Michigan have a teacher shortage? Maybe not statewide, but this report suggests a coming problem.
Spotlight on teachers
May 31, 2018
Here are the nine finalists to be Tennessee’s next Teacher of the Year
The state’s 2018-19 top teacher will be announced this fall and will represent Tennessee in a national competition.
February 15, 2018
Three of Tennessee’s largest teacher training programs improve on state report card
While small alternative programs and private universities scored best again, several large public universities upped their performance under the state's grading system.
August 9, 2017
A new study shows why it’s so hard to improve teacher preparation
Fierce debates have ensued over how to hold teacher training programs accountable. A new study casts doubt on those efforts because It’s hard to identify bad programs.
May 23, 2017
New York stands to lose $433 million in education funding under Trump budget, state says
The budget would slash teacher preparation programs, support for homeless youth, and college aid for low-income students, state officials said.
April 11, 2017
High schoolers say they don’t want to be teachers. Inside one school that’s working to turn the tide
One day early in the school year, the pre-K students at P.S. 50 on Staten Island were learning how to write their names. Jeanette Tenantitla…
December 15, 2016
Teacher prep conversation already changing under Tennessee’s new ratings
The user-friendly version aims to provide transparency and understanding about the quality of teacher training programs across the state.
December 15, 2016
Here’s where Tennessee’s best teachers are trained, according to new state report card
Nearly all are located around Nashville and Memphis, and half are non-traditional, according to the State Board of Education report.
October 6, 2016
Alternatively trained teachers quit more quickly — but not in Tennessee
Tennessee teachers that come to the classroom through alternative preparation programs are bucking a nationwide trend by sticking around.
August 12, 2016
Likely coming to a teacher prep program near you: A harder licensure test
The State Board of Education is considering requiring teachers to pass a new test that assesses video recordings of student teaching.
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