Week of August 1 in Teacher Ed News

| August 9, 2016

INTERNATIONAL

Int’l Ed News: A Tale of Two Countries: Improvement in Germany and Decline in Australia’s Educational Performance
     While federal authorities in Germany provide funding to universities for initial teacher education…


NATIONAL

AACTE:
1) Decoding the GPA Category: A Closer Look at Title II Data
   Contrary to the common complaint that teacher preparation programs need to raise their required GPAs, …on average, teacher candidates already exceed these expectations.
2) ACSR: State Policy Statements to Enhance Educator Preparation

3) Nominations for Outstanding Dissertation Award [deadline Aug. 16]

AERA: CFP [deadline Sept. 20]

EdWeek:
1) U.S. Schools Need More Teachers to Be ‘Ambassadors,’ Report Says

     A crucial source for this recruiting effort is current teachers, who have friends, relatives, neighbors, or school classmates…
2) Utah Plan to Address Teacher Shortage Draws Ire
3) Teach For America: Same Story, Different Times
4) Hawaii school year begins with hundreds of teacher vacancies
     In response to the shortage, the department increased its recruitment efforts by sending teams to meet with potential applicants

NBC: Georgia school district hiring 450 teachers, no education degree required

Pi Delta Kappa: The unintended consequences of edTPA

TNTP: On Teacher Prep, the Data Speaks Volumes—If We Let It

NEW YORK CITY

Chalkbeat:
1) Our stopgap strategies for helping long-term English learners aren’t good enough
     What we need are more programs, support, and training to help this very vulnerable population succeed.
2) How to prepare teachers for struggling schools? Harvard thinks it has a new answer