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September 28, 2015

Public Shows 'Tough Love' for Teachers in Annual PDK/Gallup Poll

The initial results from the 2015 poll focused on public perceptions of testing and the Common Core State Standards.

September 10, 2015

NYT Piece: Teachers Aren't Dumb, But Teacher Prep Might Be

A psychology professor argues that the real problem with U.S. education is not that teachers rank poorly among college graduates, but that the training they receive to become teachers is woeful.

May 29, 2015

Teaching in Wisconsin Might Not Even Require a College Degree Soon

A legislative proposal would allow districts to hire candidates without any demonstrated pedagogical training, and in some cases, without a bachelor's degree.

March 20, 2015

For Students Who Want to Be Teachers, New Documentary Explores Obstacles

"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.

November 21, 2014

Teaching Should Be Two-Way Interaction, Not Student-Centered, Author Says

In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.

August 22, 2014

Harvard Expert Questions Teachers' Readiness for Teacher-Led Schools

In a PBS segment, Harvard education-innovation expert Tony Wagner said he likes the idea of teacher-led schools but suggested that teachers generally haven't acquired the education-management knowledge or vision to create truly transformative schools.

June 25, 2014

Teacher-Prep Rankings Put Spotlight on Online Degree Program

Western Governors University Teachers College is an online degree program that costs $6,000 a year, and it's ranked the best secondary-education program for teachers in the country.

October 04, 2013

Study: Where Are Teachers Most Respected?

The "status" of teachers varies widely across countries, according to a new survey, with teachers in China having the highest social standing of those countries measured.

July 22, 2013

What Ed. Schools Can Learn From Med. Schools

A former teacher says that teacher-preparation programs should be modeled after medical schools.

July 19, 2013

Rumblings of an Anti-TFA Movement

In what some are saying is a first-of-its-kind moment, critics of Teach for America are beginning to pool their efforts to counter the program.

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