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July 25, 2017

Computer Science Teachers Needed. But Who Will Pay to Train Them?

At an event in Washington, panelists agreed that increased funding for training would help boost the number of computer science teachers. But there was slightly less harmony on where the bulk of those dollars should come from.

July 18, 2017

If We Fix Student Teaching, Will We Fix Teacher Shortages?

The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality presented what she sarcastically called a "radical" solution for both improving the pipeline of new teachers and filling specific teacher shortages: "Fix student teaching."

July 13, 2017

$2 Billion for Teacher Training, Salaries Eliminated in House Budget Plan

The plan released by the U.S. House of Representatives differs from President Trump's proposal in many ways, except this glaring one: It would also eliminate Title II funds that go toward teacher professional development.

July 01, 2017

Teacher Externships Bring Real-World Experience Into Classrooms

As concern mounts nationally over how to prepare students for available jobs, externships—instructive stints in local industries—are becoming an increasingly popular means of providing teachers a sneak peek at the skills their students will need to be competitive.

June 14, 2017

Implicit Bias In the Classroom: Can Video Games Help Combat It?

Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing a video game that will guide K-12 teachers through the hazards of unconscious attitudes and assumptions that affect the way they see their students.

June 13, 2017

To Fight Trump's Cuts to Professional Learning, Groups Plan 'Day of Action'

With Title II money on the chopping block under President Trump's desired budget, national education groups are coming together to make a case for why teachers and administrators need those professional development funds.

June 08, 2017

State ESSA Plans Differ on What Makes an 'Ineffective' or 'Inexperienced' Teacher

New Mexico and Tennessee have strong plans to identify weak teachers and make sure they're not disproportionately serving poor and minority students, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.

May 23, 2017

Trump's Budget Eliminates Funding for Teacher Training, Class-Size Reductions

The proposed budget from the Trump administration eliminates the Title II grant program, which pays for professional development and class-size reduction efforts.

May 23, 2017

Rural Iowa Districts Tackle the English-Language Learner Teacher Shortage

In some districts, there are more than 100 English-language learners for every dedicated ELL teacher.

May 12, 2017

Teaching Teachers to Address Race and Equity in the Classroom

The Double Check professional development program aims to help teachers build classroom environments where students feel acknowledged and understood.

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