The Illinois state board of education has held fast to a rigorous cutoff score on its basic-skills test, which all prospective teacher candidates are required to pass before enrolling in a teacher preparation program.
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The national teacher-college accreditation body has approved its first nontraditional, non-university-based program.
May 21, 2012
The AFT has convened a task force to make recommendations to improve teacher preparation.
May 21, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has made available state-generated report cards on teacher preparation.
May 11, 2012
A new teacher-licensing test is the target of a critical New York Times column.
May 10, 2012
A well known education school dean criticizes his field for not tackling program quality.
May 08, 2012
Universities, community colleges, and K-12 districts in 30 states announced plans this week to work together on redesigning secondary mathematics teacher preparation to align to the Common Core State Standards.
April 26, 2012
From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks Starting this fall, Mississippi's Ocean Springs High School will offer a two-year academic track for students interested in teaching as a profession, reports WLOX-TV. The program, Teacher Academy, provides firsthand experience and skills-based learning opportun...
April 12, 2012
Following a three-hour telephone call with negotiators during which consensus seemed frustratingly out of reach, the U.S. Education Department declined to extend the rulemaking process any further, meaning it will craft the rules on its own.
April 05, 2012
Negotiators creating new federal teacher-preparation rules have managed to convince the Education Department to consider giving them a little more time.