Week of Feb. 13 in Teacher Ed News

| February 17, 2017

1) A “Right to Play” in Daily Education and through a cooperative inquiry approach developing a yearlong process of training.
2) Poland: Reforming an improving school system

1) AASCU Report Maps Challenges, Priorities for Teacher Preparation
2) New AACTE Action Group to Focus on Rural Education

1) Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Full Speed Ahead on the Every Student Succeeds Act …the following programs may be included in a consolidated State plan: …Title II, part A: Supporting Effective Instruction;
2) Scientists Take on New Roles in K-12 Classrooms
3) Fostering a Long-Lasting Love of Teaching
4) Teachers at Low-Income Schools Deserve Respect  A casual review of teacher-training courses in my home state of Oregon revealed that none specifically addresses the teaching techniques and special needs of underresourced learners.
5) Teachers in Wisconsin Could Get Lifetime Teaching Licenses Under Budget Proposal
6) Uncertainties as Congress Takes Aim at ESSA Regulations Another resolution, also approved last week by the GOP-controlled House, would overturn final rules issued in October on teacher-preparation programs.
7) Undocumented Teachers Shielded by DACA in Legal and Emotional Limbo

Network for Public Education. The Trump/DeVos Privatization Agenda Begins to Take Shape

1) Chicago Public Schools Sue Over ‘Discriminatory’ State Funding Michael Rebell, a professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, who tracks school funding litigation, said plaintiffs have prevailed in 23 states since 1989
2) Teaching and Learning About Governmental Checks and Balances and the Trump Administration

TheAtlantic. Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

TheChronicle. In First Higher-Ed Address as Education Secretary, DeVos Praises Community Colleges

The74. The Certification Maze: Why Teachers Who Cross State Lines Can’t Find Their Way Back to the Classroom

TusconWeekly. Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump’s Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell’s Liberty University, That Is.

Chalkbeat. Much-criticized teacher literacy test could be on the chopping block next month

EdWeek. Which States Pay Teachers the Most (and Least)? Alaska and New York pay teachers nearly double the salaries of those working in Mississippi and Oklahoma

NYS Assembly. Interviews for NYS Board of Regents Vacancies

NYSED Regents. February meeting cancelled; agenda likely to be taken up in March including:
1) Proposed Amendments to Part 80 of the Commissioner’s Regulations Related to the Elimination of the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) for Teacher Certification and to Remove Unnecessary References to the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/common/regents/files/217hea1.pdf
2) Proposed Amendment to Section 80-1.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Establishment of a Multiple Measures Review Process for the edTPA: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/common/regents/files/217hed1.pdf

Chalkbeat. Little mention of education in de Blasio’s ‘State of the City’ address  “we’re probably seeing the winding down of Carmen Fariña at the helm,” said Aaron Pallas, an education professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College

NYTimes. De Blasio’s State of the City Has Critics Asking: What About Schools?   Aaron Pallas, a professor of sociology and education at Columbia University Teachers College, said …it could also reflect that the mayor doesn’t have a distinct vision for the schools heading into a possible second term

Teachers College. Feb. 16 Teacher Pop-up Discussion with Prof. Celia Oyler. #TeachActivism