Week of April 24 in Teacher Ed News

| April 28, 2017

Darling-Hammond, Goodwin, et al. Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World, recently published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley …a landmark, international comparative study of teacher and teaching quality in the world’s top-performing education systems.

EdWeek. Here’s What the U.S. Can Learn About Teaching Quality From Top Countries …a three-year study into how seven high-performing jurisdictions recruit, develop, and support high-quality teachers. 

Inside Higher Ed. E.U. Responds to Hungary’s Higher Education Law

Washington Post. Why Americans should care that Hungary is trying to shut down a leading university

1) AACTE, Westat Piloting Surveys of EPP Graduates, Supervisors
2) Lynn Gangone Named Next President and CEO of AACTE
3) “Refreshed” 2017-18 edTPA handbooks and templates will be posted on edtpa.aacte.org by late May/early June 2017.

AERA. 2017 Annual Meeting Program

Brookings Institute.
1) Lessons from the end of free college in England
2) Understanding and addressing teacher shortages in the United States

Education Dive. North Carolina law would let K-12 fill vacancies with college professors … North Carolina’s state legislature has proposed a new bill that would allow profe1ssors in higher ed to teach in K-12 classes as adjunct faculty without first obtaining a teacher’s license.

Education Talk Radio. A Change To Clinical Practice In Teacher Preparation

Education Week.
1) ‘Do Not Underestimate’ the Power of High-Quality STEM Teachers, Bill Clinton Says The national nonprofit to recruit, prepare, and support 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021 is a “stunning success story,” Clinton said on Tuesday.
2) Illinois Lawmakers Look to Overhaul Teacher Licensure Testing Requirements
3) Interview Tip for Teachers: Be Prepared to Be Specific
4) Live from AERA: What Do We Mean When We Talk About Teacher Shortages?
5) Teaching Students to Dissect Questions for Deeper Learning

Educator Voice Fellowship. Teacher Preparation And Retention

Hope Street Group. Teaming Up: Educators Enhance Teacher Prep

Learning Policy Institute. State Policymakers Respond to Teacher Shortages States are also seeking to stem attrition by investing in high-quality preparation programs and improved support for new teachers…

Long Beach Press-Telegram. California eyes teacher pay boosts to keep them in state …up to $20,000 in grants to students who commit to working in a high-need field — bilingual education or special education, as well as science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) — for four years after receiving their teaching credential.

NCTQ. Unpacking Secondary Certification: State Certification Discontinuity

1) Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers [OpEd] Public school teachers are not the only ones on the institute’s mailing list. College educators are getting copies of the book, too.
2) Where Did All the Black Teachers Go? [Editorial by Brent Staples]

Project Tomorrow. Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up Survey [survey open until May 1, 2017]

TCRecord Commentary. Assessing and Resolving California’s Growing Teacher Shortage Crisislawmakers should reconsider plans about how to best allocate revenues earned through the legal recreational marijuana market to finance the aforementioned proposed programs.

The Atlantic. The Case for Contentious Curricula …this kind of instruction continues to occur, despite the paucity of professional training for the task…

US Federal Register. Applications for New Awards; Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program [intent to apply due May 5]

US White House. Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education

1) Chancellor Betty Rosa hits back on criticism that New York is abandoning education reformshe cites the Board’s decision to jettison the controversial Academic Literacy Skills Test as part of teacher certification. While Pondiscio blasts the move, Rosa says New York’s certification process remains among the country’s most stringent.
2) CUNY students join chorus of protests against Cuomo’s ‘hypocritical’ college tuition plan
3) In meeting with Betsy DeVos, New York’s education commissioner pushes back on Trump budget

Hechinger Report. Sub shortage leaves schools scrambling when teachers call in sick Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie, …said the current shortage in substitute teachers is unprecedented. There once was a time when the district had long lists of qualified teachers

NYS Higher Education Services Corporation. Excelsior Scholarship and Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) [begins Fall 2017]

NYTimes. SUNY Is Set to Make Kristina Johnson, an Engineer, Its Chancellor

Politico. Five things to watch under the new SUNY chancellor A crucial factor will be whether Johnson is able to build up STEM while maintaining other programs and philosophies, such as teacher training initiatives… 

Chalkbeat. High schoolers say they don’t want to be teachers. Inside one school that’s working to turn the tide 350 students in the [Staten Island] Future Teachers Academy, a hands-on program designed to give high school students a taste of what the job entails.

Diane Ravitch’s blog. When Anxiety Rules: Report from the edTPA front lines [blog post from Mercy College student]

Forbes. The Big Cities Where Teachers Are Paid The Most (And The Least) In third place we find the Big Apple—New York City.

Museum of the City of New York. 5th Annual Teaching Social Activism in the Classroom Conference [Sat. May 6, 9am, free admission]

NY Daily News.
1) Bring young brains to full potential with pre-K for 3-year-olds [by S. Polakow-Suransky, Pres. Bank Street College] The Department of Education has worked tirelessly to hire quality teachers and social workers, provide them with cutting-edge curricula and training, and offers them ongoing coaching and support.
2) Wanted: Many more teachers of color

1) Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents Tom Hatch, a professor of education at Columbia University’s Teachers College… said homework wars were really a proxy fight about what constitutes learning.
2) New York City Will Offer Free Preschool for All 3-Year-Olds Finding enough teachers for new programs will also be a challenge. The city said … that an additional 4,500 teachers would eventually need to be hired.

The Nation. New York City’s Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for 3-Year-Olds The city will at the same time launch a survey to find space for the broader program, look to recruit nonprofit providers, and find and train teachers.

WCNY Radio. Teacher education and the proposed Trump budget; interview with TC Visiting Assoc. Prof. D. Roosevelt