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January 23, 2013

Causes, Consequences of Elementary-Teacher Oversupply Examined

States' production of elementary teachers appears to outpace the number of openings each year.

January 14, 2013

Columbia University Profs Raise Concerns About Certification Test

More that 30 professors at Teachers College, Columbia University have signed a letter saying they have concerns about a new performance-based licensing test.

December 10, 2012

Teaching-Fellowship Program Expands Its Reach

A teacher-training program sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation expands to New Jersey.

December 03, 2012

AFT Calls for Teacher 'Bar Exam'; National Board to Oversee

The American Federation of Teachers has charged the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to set new beginning-teacher standards—and create an exam states could adopt to determine whether new teachers have met them.

November 28, 2012

Odds Unclear for Duncan's Teacher-Prep Reform Grant

What funding streams could the U.S. Department of Education tap to advance a competitive program to reform teacher preparation?

November 05, 2012

Residency Program Tops Tennessee Teacher-Prep Report Card

The Memphis Teacher Residency produces teachers that outperform the average veteran teacher in the state with students in grades 4-8, and in math and science specifically, according to an analysis of teacher-preparation programs released last week by Tennessee's higher education commission.

November 01, 2012

Minn. Colleges Must Turn Over Education Syllabi, Court Rules

Education schools within the Minnesota State Colleges and University system must comply with an open-records request and allow an outside research and advocacy organization to copy them, a judge ruled.

October 15, 2012

Frustrated by 'Roadblocks,' Group Reviewing Teacher Ed. Appeals to Students

The NCTQ will enlist college students to help complete its review of teacher preparation programs.

October 11, 2012

'Social Justice' Language in Denver Teacher Evaluation Draws Concerns

In response to complaints, the Denver district is revising language in its teacher-evaluation system that described a "distinguished" teacher as one who "encourages students to challenge and question the dominant culture" and "take social action to change/improve society or work for social justice,"...

September 20, 2012

Democrats Introduce Bill to Overhaul Teacher Training

Democratic Representative Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) have introduced companion bills that would reauthorize and make major changes to federal laws governing teacher preparation, including the reporting requirements, accountability provisions, and TEACH grant scholarship program.

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