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July 01, 2015

Ronald Thorpe, National Board President and Education Advocate, Dies at 63

Ron Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, died today after a battle with lung cancer.

March 08, 2014

How to Teach for the Global Innovation Age

A new graduate-level teaching certification focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for the global innovation age.

February 04, 2014

Tennessee May Back Off Policy Tying License Renewals to Test Scores

Tennessee may scrap its new rules tying value-added measures to recertification.

August 16, 2013

Tennessee Moves to Tie Teacher Licensing to Performance

In 2015, Tennessee will implement a performance-based recertification system for teachers.

May 07, 2013

Licensing-Test Gaps Exist in Every State, Federal Data Show

States tend to set the cutoff score on their licensing exams far below the average score of test-takers.

January 04, 2013

Teach for America's Public Relations Machine

Teach for America gets fawning media coverage despite its mixed track record.

December 07, 2012

World Education University Disrupts the Cost of Higher Education

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were the top megatrend of 2012. MOOCs made the shift from curiosity to employability. Antioch University is proving that it's getting easier to convert a MOOC experience into college credit. ACE is close behind, evaluating Coursera courses for credit. EdX and the Gates Foundation partnered this month to offer MOOCs at MassBay Community Colleges, proctored through Pearson VUE.

January 17, 2012

National Online Teacher Certification Program Announced

The initiative, with roots in California's ed-tech community, will also seek to offer administrators an education technology certification within the coming year.

February 07, 2011


Via Matt Yglesias, an interesting and troubling Wall Street Journal article on the proliferation of state licensure requirements for growing numbers of "professions," from cat groomers to florists, and smart analysis on the same. Matt's been writing a lot about this issue lately, and it's really fas...


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