Week of April 16 in Teacher Ed News

| April 20, 2018

FE News [UK]
. Secret RoATP application window revealed  Thirty-six teacher training organisations have joined the register of apprenticeship training providers during a secret application window…

Greater Kashmir.  20 NGOs roped in to improve school education, teacher training

Scroll.In. A new training policy proposed to help Indian teachers upgrade their skills may not help much

TES [UK]. New-teacher preparation has gone ‘off the boil’


Chronicle of Higher Education.
Why Does the Public Distrust Higher Ed? Too Many Women    Except at elite institutions, where the degree is as much about powerful connections as it is about learning, higher education’s value is shrinking as a two-track system develops — one in which women go to college and men get credentials by other means.

1) Call For 2018 Conference Proposals [Deadline: June 15]
2) Handbook Improvement Survey
3) New NCTQ Review Offers Mixed Feedback on Graduate Teacher Prep, Alternative Routes

Education Week.
1) Here’s How the Public Views Teachers, Their Salaries, and Their Impact  Second most cited improvement-Improve teacher training
2) South Carolina Spends $500,000 on Ad Campaign to Recruit New Teachers   The state estimates it will need more than 5,000 new teachers each year. In-state teacher-preparation programs graduate about 2,000 candidates a year.
3) The Teaching Force Has Grown Faster Than Student Enrollment—Except in These 4 States

Hechinger Report. Former educators answer call to return to school   At the same time, the number of new college grads with degrees in education has been declining, so many positions are left unstaffed when veteran teachers leave. 

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. #RewritePROSPER
The PROSPER Act (Higher Education Act):

  • Eliminates Grad Plus loans and Perkins loans
  • Eliminates Public Service loan Forgiveness
  • Caps student loans at $28,500 annually and $150,000 in total
  • Eliminates Subsidized Stafford loans
  • Eliminates federal work study for graduate students

NYTimes. How Liberty University Built a Billion-Dollar Empire Online  Other students were left simply to flounder, contrary to Falwell’s claims of close attention from distant instructors. Lydia Terry-Dominelli, who lives in a suburb of Albany, N.Y… decided to get her teacher’s certification… struggled further with confusing assignments in another graduate-level education course…

The Atlantic. Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years   While some elementary teachers have embraced the approach advocated by the NAEP panel, it’s clear that most have been trained to in methods that aren’t supported by research, and that many are resistant to change.

US Education Dept. FY 2018 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competition Announcement: applications for Early-phaseMid-phase, and Expansion competitions.

Zippia. The Most Disproportionately Common Majors In Each State   Ohio-Teacher Education


. State Education Department Proposes Rule to Allow Individual Evaluation for Certain Teaching Certificate Titles  A Notice of Proposed Rule Making will be published in the State Register on April 25, 2018. Comments on the proposed changes will be accepted through June 25, 2018 and can be submitted by email to <REGCOMMENTS@nysed.gov>

SUNY Cortland. Teacher Education Program Meets Tough New Accreditation Standards   When the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation Council issues its formal decision in October, SUNY Cortland — home to New York’s largest comprehensive teacher education program — is likely to become one of only eight New York colleges with CAEP’s rigorous seal of approval.


. Five boroughs in five days: Follow along with Chancellor Carranza on his inaugural school tours   With interest in teacher preparation programs plummeting, Fariña thought encouraging middle and high school students to explore teaching would help fix the problem. Carranza seemed to share in her excitement about the academy. “My heart is really full,” he said. “We’re generating the next generation of teachers right here in this school.”  

Teachers College.
1) All Things to All People: Preparing teachers – and others – to meet the individual needs of those with developmental disabilities   “We’re not just about one method,” says the ID/Autism Program Director, Laudan Jahromi, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education… And that makes Amanda really perfect for us, because not only does her research align with the goals of this program – that is, preparing professionals to use evidence-based strategies with individuals with disabilities..
2) Center for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development (CITED) conversation Decolonizing Teacher Education: Learning from YPAR & Critical Literacies Wed. April 25
3) #TakeActionTuesday Work-In and Letter Writing: Higher Education Act Tues. April 24, 11:30-1:30 Everett Lounge