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June 29, 2017

Dozens of Arizona Teachers Lack Bachelor's Degrees

Arizona districts are using the state's emergency substitute certificate program to staff classrooms with teachers who only have a high school diploma or its equivalence.

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.

May 03, 2017

Tiny New Mexico District Looks to End Master's Degree Requirement for Teachers

The district currently requires teachers to get a master's degree or complete 45 credit hours before their eighth year teaching in the district.

April 27, 2017

Illinois Lawmakers Look to Overhaul Teacher Licensure Testing Requirements

Some complain that a bill to let candidates with at least a 3.0 GPA in their teacher-preparation classes bypass some standardized tests will lower standards.

March 21, 2017

How Many U.S. Students Are Taught by Qualified Teachers?

Most U.S. public school students are taught by certified and experienced teachers, according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, but the numbers vary looking across states, school districts, and different school and student characteristics.

March 19, 2017

Bill Would Require Ohio Governor to Shadow Teachers

Last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich suggested that teachers be required to job shadow at a local business in order to renew their licenses. Now two House Democrats are saying he should have to do some job shadowing of his own—inside Ohio public school classrooms.

February 27, 2017

Louisiana and Arizona Look to Address Special Education Teacher Shortage

As Louisiana tries to recruit more special education teachers, Arizona lawmakers consider a bill that would let any teacher instruct special education students.

February 21, 2017

Should Job Shadowing Be a Requirement for Teacher License Renewal?

Ohio teachers may be required to job-shadow at a local business in order to renew their licenses under a provision in Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal.

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.

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