Week of Jan. 9 in Teacher Ed News

| January 13, 2017

INTERNATIONAL. Citifmonline. Teacher trainees to picket at Education Ministry over salary arrears …Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) have threatened to picket at the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service

Education International. Royaume-Uni: Les syndicats d’enseignants s’unissent en faveur d’une hausse des salaires  … « nous ne recrutons pas suffisamment et trop d’enseignantes et enseignants quittent la profession,

TEACHERS TASK FORCE FOR EFA. International Task Force on Teachers for EFA

The Economist. South Africa has one of the world’s worst education systemsteachers paying union officials for plum jobs, and female teachers being told they would be given jobs only in exchange for sex.


Chalkbeat. After welcoming almost 150 undocumented teachers, Teach for America starts planning for a Trump reality

Deans For Impact.
1) A deliberate approach to making teachers truly expert at teaching
2) Values, vision and action at Texas Tech University

1) Ed. Deans to Trump Administration: Uphold the Role of Public Schools
2) New law aimed at reducing Illinois’ teacher shortage  Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a measure Friday that will make it easier for teachers who move to Illinois to transfer a teaching license,
3) Why Ed. Scholarship Could Soon Be Sidelined [R. Hess blog]

Indivisible. Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.

LATimes. Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt Samuel E. Abrams is the director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College

NEAToday. Who Stands Between Fake News and Students? Educators Regardless of their age or socioeconomic status, students across-the-board demonstrated a troubling inability to weed out unreliable information.

NPE. DeVos hearing delayed: Call the HELP committee members today

The Atlantic. How Teachers Learn to Discuss Racism

Washington Post. How testing practices have to change in U.S. public schools Certified Teachers are an Endangered Species [photo: protest sign]


1) Cuomo’s college tuition plan would be a boon for many students, but does it go far enough?
2) Cuomo finishes State of the State tour, proposes funding for AP exams and computer science teacherscreate a partnership with the tech sector to “help train educators across the state to teach computer science.”
3) Regents discuss revamping New York state teacher certification requirements The task force recommendations strike the right balance.                                                                                                                                    

EdWeek. New York Proposes Increased Flexibility to Teacher Certification Processmore flexibility to teachers by allowing them to complete the year of professional development before or after applying for a reissuance.

HuffPost. How to Pass edTPA (1): Sample Middle School Activity-Based Lesson Plan with Video Link [A. Singer Blog]

NewYorkNews. Teacher licensing exam has too high failure rate: Regents

NYSED Regents. 1) Amendment to Section 80-1.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Safety Nets for the Revised Content Specialty Tests 2) Proposed changes to teacher certification regulations [45-day comment period begins Jan. 25] additional time to meet the requirements for reissuance of expired classroom certificates… 3) Update on the Work of the edTPA Task Force and Changes to Teacher Certification Requirements

NYSUT. NYSUT backs edTPA task force report, urges Regents’ adoption


Chalkbeat. Three big questions as de Blasio’s school turnaround program approaches the three-year mark  “Once the city starts down the road of closing schools I think there will be more pressure to close more of them,” said Aaron Pallas, a professor at Teachers College.

DNA Info. City Schools Could Lose $500M in Funding Under Trump, Teachers Union Fears Sonya Douglass Horsford, a professor at Teachers College, believes that a voucher program is “ironic and hypocritical,”

NYTimes. City to Close or Merge 9 Schools That Were in Support Program  Aaron Pallas, a professor … at Columbia University’s Teachers College, said…“If these mergers and closures result in new schools that have a new kind of energy, perhaps different staff, perhaps a different culture…

Teachers College. Book Talk: Gurl, Caraballo, Grey, Gunn, Gerwin, & Bembenutty (2017). Policy, Professionalization, Privatization, and Performance Assessment. 5pm, Jan. 24.

TCRecord Book Review. Long, S.; Souto-Manning, M. & Vasquez, V. (2016). Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Taking a Stand for Social Justice