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June 12, 2020

Georgia Eliminates the edTPA Requirement for Teacher Candidates

"It has become clear over time that [the edTPA] caused unintended barriers and burdens for teachers entering the profession," Georgia's state superintendent said.

April 15, 2020

Teacher-Candidates Will Be Able to Take the Praxis Certification Test at Home

States and testing vendors are trying to find solutions for teacher-candidates to get certified in order to prevent a disruption to the teacher pipeline.

March 03, 2020

Teachers in These States Have to Pass a Rigorous Test on 'Science of Reading'

As the importance of good reading instruction attracts new attention, data show that only 19 states require aspiring teachers to pass a test that shows they've mastered research-based methods for teaching children to read.

February 03, 2020

Tennessee Seeks New Teacher, Principal Requirements in 'Science of Reading'

The Tennessee department of education is proposing unsually comprehensive legislation that will require all current and new K-3 teachers, and those who train them, to know evidence-based reading instruction.

December 18, 2019

What Should Teachers Need to Do to Transfer Their License to a New State?

Just 16 states require incoming teachers to provide evidence of successful prior job performance, a National Council on Teacher Quality analysis found.

December 10, 2019

Researchers: Stop Using EdTPA Scores in Teacher-Certification Decisions

A new study argues that the performance-based teacher licensing test edTPA does not always yield reliable results and that the scores are misleading.

September 06, 2018

edTPA Encourages Reflection, But Disrupts 'Natural Learning Process,' Teachers Say

While some students said the process helped them reflect on their practice and create effective assessments, others said that the assessment didn't help them grow at all as educators.

December 07, 2017

All Teachers Go Through Recertification. How Can We Make the Process Better?

Education Week Teacher has published a special investigation into teacher recertification.

March 13, 2017

Should You Have to Pass a Literacy Test to Become a Teacher?

New York is expected to scrap the literacy exam requirement for prospective teachers, partly because of the large numbers of nonwhite candidates who are failing the test.

February 14, 2017

Teachers in Wisconsin Could Get Lifetime Teaching Licenses Under Budget Proposal

A budget proposal by Gov. Scott Walker would make it so teachers never have to renew their licenses, but there's debate over the need for continuing education.

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