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October 14, 2016

New Federal Teacher-Prep Rules Draw Praise and Criticism

The final regulations drew praise from some critics of teacher-training quality, but some groups representing teachers see the new rules as punitive.

October 12, 2016

Final U.S. Teacher-Prep Regs Allow Flexibility on Student-Outcome Measures

The U.S. Department of Education's long-awaited final rules require states to rate teachers' colleges on the basis of graduates' performance in the classroom but provide greater flexibility in measuring student outcomes.

July 13, 2016

States Progressing on Teacher-Prep Accountability—But Big Gaps Remain

More states are collecting and disseminating information on teacher preparation, but gaps remain.

June 24, 2016

Preschool Teaching Programs Too Diffuse, Unfocused: Analysis

Many teacher-prep programs that certify early educators don't spend much time on skills most relevant to working with young children, a review by the National Council on Teacher Quality concludes.

June 01, 2016

N.Y. Chief, SUNY Chancellor Team Up to Overhaul Teacher Preparation

Two high-powered N.Y. officials have put out a blueprint for overhauling teaching in the state, aiming for more-coherent policies for the profession.

May 12, 2016

Are Teachers Being Taught Bad Science?

Too often education schools fail to provide future teachers with a robust knowledge of the science of how students learn, and in some cases even teach them inaccurate information, scholars said at a recent conference.

March 31, 2016

Teacher-Preparation Regs: Feds Seek Comment on How to Judge Online Programs

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting additional comment on its long-delayed teacher-preparation proposal—this time, on how to apply the regulations to online teacher preparation programs.

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 13, 2016

NCTQ Study: Textbooks in Teacher-Prep Programs Lack Necessary Information

The National Council on Teacher Quality examined how comprehensively each book covered certain instructional tenets.

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.

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