Week of April 9 in Teacher Ed News

| April 13, 2018

GLOBAL
New York Times
. An Expert’s View: Sir Ken Robinson   If I were secretary… I would support the comprehensive development of early-years education. I would institute a “soup to nuts” review of the selection, training and support of teachers.

Tes. How a ‘balance bike’ approach to training will give us better teachers

The Hindu. Teacher training goes digital


UNITED STATES
AACTE
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1) Call for Entries: AACTE Dissertation Award [Deadline: Aug. 20]
2) Call for Entries: AACTE Outstanding Book Award [Deadline: May 3]

Brunswick NewsTeacher education program paying local dividends College of Coastal Georgia’s impact locally is felt in many ways.

Chronicle. How Ed Schools Became a Menace [L. Asher OpEd]. Ed schools, such as Teachers College at Columbia, or Penn’s Graduate School of Education, have trained and certified most of the nation’s public-school teachers and administrators for the past half-century.

CNN. These charts show why America’s teachers are fired up and can’t take any more   Nationwide, teacher education enrollments dropped 35% between 2009 and 2014, the most recent year for which data are available

Education Week.
1) Can Hiring Ed. School Students Help Solve Substitute Teacher Shortages?   Nebraska is not alone in its attempt to leverage teacher candidates as a way to solve the substitute teacher shortage. California, for instance, also allows ed school undergraduates to earn substitute teacher certification, and for the past two years so has Pennsylvania. Illinois lawmakers are considering the idea.
2) Rauner signs law to ease licensing out-of-state teachers   Teachers must show evidence of completing a state-approved educator preparation program comparable to Illinois’.
3) Review of Graduate and Alternative Programs Finds Gaps in Teacher Prep   In graduate-level and alternative programs, there’s a mismatch between the preparation that teachers get and the real demands of teaching, according to a National Council on Teacher Quality review of 714 programs that prepare both elementary and secondary teachers.
4) South Carolina Education Department recruiting teacherThe ads come as South Carolina faces a teacher shortage, in part because fewer young people are majoring in education in college.

Hechinger Report.
1) Out of poverty, into the middle class   Five most popular career choices according to the survey of Lowell students …#5 teacher
2) Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds   The difference in student performance, she writes, could not be explained by differences in class size or teacher education.

InsideHigherEd.
1) Faculty Salaries Up 3%  AAUP’s annual report on faculty compensation takes on salary compression, gender inequality and more.
2) Virtual Avatars for Online Students, Too  Students in many teacher training programs for the last few years have, as a precursor to actual classroom experience, engaged with virtual avatars to simulate the experience of interacting with real-life students. Now online students can get the same opportunity.

National Association for Music Education. NAfME Honors Frederick Burrack and Kelly Parkes [TC Assoc. Prof.] as Lowell Mason Fellows  This past March at the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, NAfME honored exemplary leaders in music education …

NEPC. VAMboozled!: Identifying Effective Teacher Preparation Programs Using VAMs Does Not Work

NPR Education. He Was Oklahoma’s Teacher Of The Year, Then Moved To Texas For Better Pay. Now What?  Really, for our daughter… we didn’t want to gamble 12 years of her education. The likelihood that she would be with an emergency certified educator was just too high.

New York Times [PROPSPER Act OpEd]. Don’t Let the G.O.P. Dismantle Obama’s Student Loan Reforms  Under the bill, new borrowers would pay 50 percent more per month and would no longer have their loans forgiven after 20 to 25 years of repayment. The bill would also drastically cut the amount that can be borrowed for graduate school.

Washington Post. The teacher boycotts are a reminder of what Americans often get wrong about ‘class’   But the teacher walkouts are a reminder that even professionals with master’s degrees in some of the country’s largest cities endure many of the same economic challenges associated with those in blue-collar jobs.

 

NEW YORK STATE
Chalkbeat
. Top New York policymakers to tackle state budget, student privacy, and teacher certification at April meeting   The state is looking to combat teacher shortages, and changes to teacher certification may be on the horizon as a result. One item up for discussion looks to expand the number of teachers who can help students with disabilities. The other is focused on early childhood education and literacy.

NYSED News. State Education Department Proposes Rule to Allow Individual Evaluation for Certain Teaching Certificate Titles  The State Education Department today proposed regulatory changes to reinstate an individual evaluation pathway in certain certificate titles for teacher candidates who have not completed an approved teacher education program but have completed coursework and field experience.

NYSED Regents April Meetings.

  • Amendment to Subpart 80-3 and Section 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Creation of Limited Extensions for Teachers Holding a Students with Disabilities Generalist Certificate Who Teach a Special Class in Grades 7-12 and a Statement of Continued Eligibility for Teachers Holding a Students with Disabilities Generalist Certificate Who Teach a Special Class in Grades 7-12 and Were Previously Allowed to Teach in Another Content Area by School Districts Using the HOUSSE Rubric for Federal Aid Purposes under the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Proposed Amendment to Sections 80-3.3 and 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to Allow Individual Evaluation for Certain Certificate Titles in the Classroom Teaching Service
  • Proposed Amendment to Section 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Grade-Level Extensions for Certain Candidates Who Hold a Students with Disabilities Generalist Teaching Certificate
  • Proposed Amendment to Section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Graduate Admission Examination Requirements to Implement Chapter 454 of the Laws of 2017. In order to implement the change in law, which has an immediate effective date, the proposed regulation amendment to §52.21 of the Commissioner’s Regulations makes it clear that the graduate admission examination requirement does not apply to certified teachers and school administrators who already hold a graduate degree.

SUNY Update on TeachNY. Presentation to the Board of Regents

WKBW Buffalo. State Education Department has plan to decrease teacher shortage   The State Education Department proposed regulatory changes to reinstate an individual evaluation pathway in certain certificate titles for teacher candidates who have not completed an approved teacher education program but have completed coursework and field experience. 

 

NEW YORK CITY
New York Times.
As Tests Begin, Chancellor Comes Out Against ‘Opt Out’  “Today’s N.A.E.P. results show that we are not where we need to be on math education.” He said the city would immediately increase teacher training in elementary math…

Teachers College.
1) AERA 2018 Annual Meeting.  Who, What, When, Where: A full listing of 376 presentations by the Teachers College extended community
2) Center for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development (CITED) April 12, 13 events
3) Haeny Yoon, an Expert on Children’s Play, Receives AERA Emerging Scholar Award   Emerging Scholar Award from the Critical Perspectives of Early Childhood Education Special Interest Group