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.
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November 28, 2017
September 06, 2017
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
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 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
California issued more than 10,000 temporary credentials during the 2015-16 school year.
May 16, 2017
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
The bill comes just months after education policymakers opened up the teaching profession to people with no teaching experience or training.
November 02, 2016
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
Concerned about teacher shortages, state licensure boards across the country are making it easier to get certified to teach.
June 27, 2016
Teachers coming from alternative programs leave the profession at higher rates than their traditionally certified peers, and that gap is growing, a study finds.