In response to complaints, the Denver district is revising language in its teacher-evaluation system that described a "distinguished" teacher as one who "encourages students to challenge and question the dominant culture" and "take social action to change/improve society or work for social justice,"...
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October 11, 2012
September 20, 2012
Democratic Representative Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) have introduced companion bills that would reauthorize and make major changes to federal laws governing teacher preparation, including the reporting requirements, accountability provisions, and TEACH grant scholarship program.
August 27, 2012
A wide swath of advocacy organizations, nonprofits, and teacher-training groups this morning sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning demanding "deliberate and swift administrative action" to update the federal rules that govern teacher-preparation program accountability.
August 16, 2012
Michigan has used its teacher preparation accountability system to bar new enrollments at two teachers' colleges.
August 09, 2012
Scholars have completed a variety of new papers looking at whether value-added can be used to make judgments about the effects of teacher preparation programs.
June 29, 2012
AFT proposes a "bar exam" for teachers, but details remain sketchy.
June 26, 2012
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.
May 24, 2012
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.