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September 30, 2011

Conversations Between TFA's Wendy Kopp and NEA's Dennis Van Roekel

Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel had a substantive discussion about the teaching profession today, showing that while some of their strategies for improving it may differ, they're on the same page on many issues.

September 30, 2011

Details from Duncan's Teacher-Training Reform Announcement

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning formally announced a series of proposals to overhaul teacher education practices in the United States.

September 12, 2011

Charters Stepping Up to Train Teachers

Networks of charter schools are increasingly helping to train teachers.

August 15, 2011

Urban Cities Group Backs Education School Review

The Council of the Great City Schools has endorsed a controversial review of teacher preparation programs.

July 26, 2011

Higher Education Groups Oppose Teacher-Training Bill

Several higher education groups lined up against a federal teacher-training proposal.

July 14, 2011

Changes Afoot in New York Teacher Education

New York's board of regents has quietly approved changes to teacher education rules that promise to significantly reshape training in that state.

June 22, 2011

Federal Teacher-Training Bill Echoes N.Y. Regulations

Big news today on the teacher-training front, as colleague Alyson Klein reports over at the Politics K-12 blog. In essence, a bill introduced by three U.S. senators would create a new program to aid states to set up an authority to approve teacher-preparation "academies." Such academies could be wi...

June 10, 2011

Do Education Schools Give Too Many A's?

A study by a Missouri researcher finds that students in schools of education receive significantly higher grades that students in other areas of study. The difference was half to nearly a full letter grade higher.

June 01, 2011

8 'Chiefs For Change' Endorse Education School Review

Eight of the "Chiefs for Change" endorse a controversial review of education schools.

May 05, 2011

Standards for Teacher-Leaders Unveiled

A consortium releases standards for teacher leaders.

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