The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality presented what she sarcastically called a "radical" solution for both improving the pipeline of new teachers and filling specific teacher shortages: "Fix student teaching."
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July 18, 2017
July 13, 2017
The plan released by the U.S. House of Representatives differs from President Trump's proposal in many ways, except this glaring one: It would also eliminate Title II funds that go toward teacher professional development.
July 01, 2017
As concern mounts nationally over how to prepare students for available jobs, externships—instructive stints in local industries—are becoming an increasingly popular means of providing teachers a sneak peek at the skills their students will need to be competitive.
June 14, 2017
Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing a video game that will guide K-12 teachers through the hazards of unconscious attitudes and assumptions that affect the way they see their students.
June 13, 2017
With Title II money on the chopping block under President Trump's desired budget, national education groups are coming together to make a case for why teachers and administrators need those professional development funds.
June 08, 2017
New Mexico and Tennessee have strong plans to identify weak teachers and make sure they're not disproportionately serving poor and minority students, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.
May 23, 2017
The proposed budget from the Trump administration eliminates the Title II grant program, which pays for professional development and class-size reduction efforts.
May 23, 2017
In some districts, there are more than 100 English-language learners for every dedicated ELL teacher.
May 12, 2017
The Double Check professional development program aims to help teachers build classroom environments where students feel acknowledged and understood.
May 03, 2017
A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences provides a snapshot of the types of PD teachers were doing in the 2011-2012 school year.