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.
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July 06, 2017
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.
April 12, 2016
TFA will streamline its application process in the wake of a third year of application declines.
March 22, 2016
Enrollments in teacher preparation are down by 36 percent from 2009, and completers are down by a quarter.
January 19, 2016
Some key themes from Education Week's series of stories looking at the venerable teacher-placement organization.