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November 28, 2017

TFA, Alternative Programs Marginally Better Than Traditional Teacher Prep, Study Finds

Students whose teachers were trained in alternative teacher preparation programs such as Teach For America perform slightly better academically than students whose teachers had traditional teacher training, according to a recent meta-analysis.

September 06, 2017

Some New York Charter Schools May Soon Certify Their Own Teachers

High-performing charter schools may soon be able to bypass typical certification requirements, a move charter operators say the dearth of qualified teachers makes necessary.

August 11, 2017

50 Years Later, Californians Can Get an Undergraduate Degree in Education Once Again

Aspiring teachers in California will now be able to major in education as undergraduates, which an unusual state law there has technically forbidden for more than five decades.

July 06, 2017

Teachers Trained Through Fast-Track Program No Better or Worse Than Their Peers

Teachers prepared through a popular alternative certification program perform similarly to other teachers in their districts, despite having had a condensed training schedule, according to a recent federal study.

June 01, 2017

Number of Calif. Educators With Temp Credentials Doubled in Four Years

California issued more than 10,000 temporary credentials during the 2015-16 school year.

May 16, 2017

Arizona Is the Latest State to Drop Teacher Training and Experience Requirements

The legislation, which is like similar laws passed in Oklahoma and Utah last year, only applies to prospective educators with experience in fields "relevant" to the subject area they plan to teach.

February 09, 2017

Utah Lawmakers Look to Institute Test of Teaching Skills

The bill comes just months after education policymakers opened up the teaching profession to people with no teaching experience or training.

November 02, 2016

Conn. Gives Contested Teacher-Prep Program the Green Light

The Connecticut Board of Education on Wednesday approved a controversial certification program that aims to put more minority teachers into the classroom.

August 30, 2016

States Loosen Teacher-Licensure Rules Amid Shortage Fears

Concerned about teacher shortages, state licensure boards across the country are making it easier to get certified to teach.

June 27, 2016

Gap Growing in Teacher-Turnover Rates: Research

Teachers coming from alternative programs leave the profession at higher rates than their traditionally certified peers, and that gap is growing, a study finds.

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