Teach For America shows that top students can be attracted to teaching. Why haven't schools of education adapted by raising their entrance standards?
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June 25, 2015
June 15, 2015
As a union representative (I sit on UTLA's House of Representatives), it is clear to me that our teaches union must restore public faith in public education through advocacy of some common sense change such as reimaging permanent status as a tenure system for teachers similar to those in place for college professors.
May 29, 2015
A legislative proposal would allow districts to hire candidates without any demonstrated pedagogical training, and in some cases, without a bachelor's degree.
May 14, 2015
One of the biggest problems facing the world langauges field is the lack of teachers. This post examines the demand and the potential supply.
March 20, 2015
"The Road to TEACH" follows the cross-country road trip of three 20-somethings who are considering careers in education despite discouragement from parents and peers.
February 10, 2015
Teachers and the work they do are paramount to student achievement especially in Title I schools. So it would makes sense for ESEA funding to address teaching. The 2016 proposed budget for ESEA does this and more. The focus on teachers is not just about working conditions (i.e. class sizes, curriculum, etc.) but also about training, attracting, and retaining teachers.
January 29, 2015
The "massive open online course," or MOOC, was created through a partnership with North Carolina State University in Raleigh and the Geneva-based Oak Foundation.
January 22, 2015
In this final installment of my series on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, discusses the need to transform how we recruit, train, and develop our teachers and the consequences of failing to do so.
January 14, 2015
Teach for America has quietly begun to change the way it talks about race and inequity, and it deserves credit.
December 09, 2014
Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,