Week of Oct. 31 in Teacher Ed News

| November 4, 2016

Journal of Education Policy. Counting and comparing school performance: an analysis of media coverage of PISA in Australia, 2000–2014 …Australian education is riven with factions where pedagogic philosophy, arguments over teacher training, testing, …fuel debate

IEN. Attempting change from within: Student-centered learning in Mexico The scholarships typically cover 1 to 2 years of living in a community while training to teach. 

1) Nov. 15 Webinar to Feature Clinical Preparation for Elementary Science, Math Teaching
2) Webinar Recordings, Slides Available for Regulations Overview, Federal Update

1) K-12 Education is Lucky to Be Shut Out of This Election, Some Experts Say …pretty happy that the issue is largely off the table, said Jeff Henig, a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University…
2) New Survey Focuses on Best Practices in STEM Teacher Training, Retention
3) N.C. Gets New Insights on Teacher Turnover The state should work closely with colleges and universities, the report suggests, to explore ways to increase student interest in careers in teaching
4) When the FBI Targeted School Teachers as Alleged Subversives The subjects of those reports included school teachers, as well as employees of public and private colleges
5) The ‘Change Agents in the Education System’ for This Candidate: Her Parents Juneau praised one bill from Montana Sen. Jon Tester…designed to help the recruitment of teachers in Native American communities.

1) The reason so many black teachers leave the job early New report probes why African-American teachers become frustrated with a profession that desperately needs them
2) Game Changer: When teachers prove they can teach all kinds of students [OpEd by SCALE’s Pecheone & Whittaker re edTPA]

1) Want to Improve Student Achievement? Invest in Teacher Education [Blog: Dean Pam Grossman, Penn GSE]
2) Teacher Education “Reforms” Hurt Children and Learning [Blog: Alan Singer, Hofstra Social Studies Ed] The TeachLive program, piloted at SUNY New Paltz and classroom simulations championed by Elia and Zimpher seems to be based entirely on Ingraham’s doctoral dissertation.

Learning Policy Institute. Webinar: Building a Strong, Sustainable Teacher Workforce

The Education Trust. Through Our Eyes: Perspectives and Reflections From Black Teachers qualitative data Ed Trust collected from focus group sessions of 150 Black teachers from across the country.

USNews. Lay the Groundwork for Better Teachers Elevating early childhood teaching to the same status and prestige as other highly skilled professions requires raising educational standards.

WashingtonPost. Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education Department proposals

The New York State Education Department. announced that it is seeking feedback on its “High Concept Ideas” to implement the federal Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Teachers College. TC takes the lead in preparing bilingual counselors to serve the nation’s fastest growing population