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August 27, 2012

Groups Press the ED for Teacher-Prep Rules

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 Moves to Penalize Teacher-Preparation Programs

Michigan has used its teacher preparation accountability system to bar new enrollments at two teachers' colleges.

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.

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