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.
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March 03, 2020
February 03, 2020
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
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
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
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
Education Week Teacher has published a special investigation into teacher recertification.
March 13, 2017
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
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.
August 12, 2016
A controversial policy in Utah that allows schools to hire people without a teaching license or experience is now effective, despite outcry.
June 14, 2016
Utah schools can now hire individuals with only bachelor's degrees to teach certain subjects, like computer science, in an effort to stem the teacher shortage.