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August 09, 2012

Can Value-Added Be Applied to Teacher Preparation? Scholars Weigh In

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

Weingarten Proposes 'Bar Exam' for Teachers

AFT proposes a "bar exam" for teachers, but details remain sketchy.

June 26, 2012

Illinois Preserves Teacher-Test Cutoff Score

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

NCATE Accredits First 'Nontraditional' Program

The national teacher-college accreditation body has approved its first nontraditional, non-university-based program.

May 21, 2012

AFT Task Force Eyes Teacher Preparation, Again

The AFT has convened a task force to make recommendations to improve teacher preparation.

May 21, 2012

State Teacher-Preparation 'Report Cards' Now Live

The U.S. Department of Education has made available state-generated report cards on teacher preparation.

May 11, 2012

Teacher Performance Assessment Under Scrutiny

A new teacher-licensing test is the target of a critical New York Times column.

May 10, 2012

Has Higher Ed. Ceded Reponsibility for Teacher Quality Control?

A well known education school dean criticizes his field for not tackling program quality.

May 08, 2012

Universities, Districts to Partner on Common-Core Secondary Math

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

Program Gives Students an Early Start on Teacher Prep

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...

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