Week of Feb. 27 in Teacher Ed News

| March 3, 2017

INTERNATIONAL
BBCNews. Teaching ‘weakest aspect’ of education in Wales – Estyn   better access to professional development “from a lack of high quality training provision, a lack of financial resources…

Independent IE. Graduates getting jobs quickly – and more staying in Ireland A degree in education remains the quickest route to a job, and the data shows a big growth last year.

NYTimes. Still No Justice for Mexico’s Missing Students …the unsolved case of the September 2014 disappearance of 43 students at a teachers college in Ayotzinapa…

UNITED STATES
115th US Congress. S.J.Res.26 Introduced 3/2/17 by Senator Sasse (R-NE) A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues.

AACTE. Ongoing 69th annual meeting

AAUP. Political Litmus Tests Have No Place in Higher Ed require tenure-track and tenured faculty members to “reflect the ideological balance of the citizens of the state…”

CAEP. Seeking Volunteers; applications due April 1, 2017

Chalkbeat. #PublicSchoolProud has its Oscar moment as ‘La La Land’ songwriter shouts out his schools   “And I’m so grateful for all my teachers, who taught so much and gave so much to us.”

EdWeek.
1) Educators Join New Fight to Block Guns in Schools …groups like Moms Demand Action counter that teachers and school staff aren’t prepared to respond to armed intruders…
2) Louisiana and Arizona Look to Address Special Education Teacher Shortage
3) Measure to Overturn ESSA Accountability Rules Introduced in Senate
4) Miss Obama’s Education Department? There’s a Website for That
5) Teacher Programs Face Loss of Funding With Trump’s Proposed AmeriCorps Cut

Hechinger Report. Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

RealClearEducation. Teacher Preparation Programs: Under Pressure and Making Progress

Southern Regional Education Board. DATA, DATA EVERYWHERE… But not a Byte to Use Teacher prep programs, for example, need access to comparable data on student achievement and teacher evaluation.

SmartBrief. Teacher prep responds to inclusive classrooms

Springfield News Leader. AACTE uses data sharing to evaluate teacher preparation

NEW YORK STATE
Chalkbeat. State pols push for eliminating controversial rule in Cuomo’s tuition plan and expanding help for low-income families

EdWeek. Buffalo and Rochester Work Together to Recruit Teachers of Color To find a more diverse applicant pool, the districts are leaving behind predominately white Upstate New York and  are headed south.

NY Assembly Education Committee. Interviews of Regent Candidates in Judicial Districts 6 and 7.

TimesUnion.
1) Cuomo and Trump: Education buddies?
2) NY education officials want your input on holding schools accountable strategies for pre-service preparation and professional support for educators…

NEW YORK CITY
Chalkbeat. City to open 68 new bilingual programs, signaling support for immigrants in NYC public schools

EdWeek. The Education of Barron Trump and Other ‘First Kids’ In Manhattan, Barron Trump attends the private, co-educational Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School—where he will stay put until the end of the school year…

NYDailyNews. New $1M scholarship program offers low-income children a college education for free a full ride at Queens College in the major of their choice.