Week of Jan. 2 in Teacher Ed News

| January 6, 2017

INTERNATIONAL
Aljazeera. Mexico: The Power of Early Education And because they’re highly trained, the school empowers the teachers and trusts them to know what’s best for their classes.

Gulf News People. Why Finland’s schools seem to be slipping early-childhood education, highly regarded teaching profession… and alternative models of accountability still continue to be useful

The Local. Denmark passes ‘education cap’ despite protests  The Danish parliament on Monday passed a bill that will bar students from taking a second university degree.

UNITED STATES
AERA Ed Change SIG. LEAD THE CHANGE SERIES Q&A with Marnie H. O’Neill  …as preservice teachers, the students should be aware that discourses, which may seem invisible or ‘normal’ can be offensive or hurtful

American Institutes for Research. How to Build a Better Teacher? Practice, Practice, Practice [InformEd Blog]

Daily Journal in Education. Teacher prep program gets funding boost [Jackson, MS]

DeanForImpact. Practice with Purpose

EdWeek.
1) Assessing Quality of Teaching Staff Still Complex Despite ESSA’s Leeway Daniel Weisberg, the CEO of the teacher-training and advocacy group TNTP …doesn’t see states backing away entirely from considering student growth measures
2) Record Number of Emergency Teachers Certified in Oklahoma
3) Teacher Prep Programs Should Focus on Tech Integration, Ed. Dept. Says

Long Beach Unified School District. Educator Pipeline Featured Nationally

NCTQ. Why the Quality of Teacher Prep Programs Matters

NPREd. Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

UC Santa Barbara. UCSB professor of education receives a 2017 President’s Research Catalyst Award

Urban Crunch. Educational scam: EdTPA in New Jersey [T. Dell’Angelo Blog]

Vimeo. In the Classroom: Teaching English in Diverse Social & Cultural Contexts [Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz]

Wall Street Journal. Schools Test Medical Model With ‘Teacher Residencies’

Washington Post.
1) New York takes a stab at debt-free college, covering tuition for families earning less than $125,000
2) Trump’s education nominee and her family members are major donors to the senators who will vote on her confirmation

NEW YORK STATE
Capitol Tonight. Education Issues and Priorities in 2017 [NYSED Commissioner Elia’s commentary]

Chalkbeat. Cuomo proposes free college tuition at state schools for families making less than $125,000

NYSED. Regents Meetings. Jan 9-10, 2017
Higher Ed Cmte. Update on the Work of the edTPA Task Force and Changes to Teacher Certification Requirements

NEW YORK CITY
NewYorkPost. Cuomo’s free-tuition plan misses the real need

Teachers College. 4th Annual Gordon Lecture, Feb. 16; Dr. Erica N. Walker. Hidden in Plain Sight: Lessons for Mathematics Education Seen Through a Storytelling Lens

TC Record
Book Reviews.
1) Emdin, C. (2016). For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
2) Pagliaro, C. (2016). A Blueprint for Preparing Teachers: Producing the Best Educators for Our Children
3) Ray, A. (2015). Creating Professional Development that Works: What Every Teacher Educator Needs to Know
Commentary.
Jordan, A. Hawley, T. (2016). By the Elite, For the Vulnerable: The edTPA, Academic Oppression, and the Battle to Define Good Teaching