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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.

April 12, 2016

Teach For America Vows Recruitment Changes in Wake of Application Drop

TFA will streamline its application process in the wake of a third year of application declines.

March 22, 2016

Teacher-Preparation Enrollments Continue to Fall, But Less Steeply

Enrollments in teacher preparation are down by 36 percent from 2009, and completers are down by a quarter.

January 19, 2016

What I Learned in Reporting About Teach For America's 25th Anniversary

Some key themes from Education Week's series of stories looking at the venerable teacher-placement organization.

December 16, 2015

Bid to Spike Federal Teacher-Preparation Regs Fails

The fiscal 2016 spending bill doesn't include a policy rider to prevent the regulations from taking effect.

December 08, 2015

ESEA-Rewrite Bill Includes Controversial Teacher-Prep Provisions

A proposal in the Every Student Succeeds Act to allow states to set up independent teacher-preparation academies is raising some concerns.

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