Week of January 30 in Teacher Ed News

| February 3, 2017

BBCNews. Should all countries use the Shanghai maths method? These specialist teachers are given at least five years of training targeted at specific age groups,

EduInternational. UK: Brexit outs EU academics

115th US Congress. Contact Senators

1) Ask Congress to Rescind the Teacher Preparation Regulations!
2) Nancy L. Zimpher to Receive AACTE’s Imig Award Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education
3) Ohio Teacher Educators, PK-12 Partners Collaborate at Teach to Lead Equity Summit

Chronicle of Higher Ed. Jerry Falwell’s New Higher-Ed Task Force Could Take Cues From a Private-College Association’s Playbook …NAICU, highlights several areas “ripest for deregulation in higher education,” including new rules on teacher education,

1) Here Are Key GOP Senators Who Have Yet to Support or Oppose Betsy DeVos
2) House Republicans Move to Scrap Rules on ESSA, Teacher Preparation
3) How to Pick a Better Ed. Secretary Than Betsy DeVos [OpEd by K Kumashiro, former dean, USF School of Education]
4) New Orleans Spending More on Admins, Less on Teachers Since Charter Takeover   Administrators have largely relied on alternative certification programs like Teach for America since the storm to staff classrooms.

Inside Higher Ed.
1) Data Fears and Downloads Some education researchers have begun downloading federal data amid questions about the new administration’s commitment…
2) Republicans Seek to Block Teacher-Prep Rules

1) Betsy DeVos, Pick for Secretary of Education, Is the Most Jeered some Senate offices reported receiving more calls opposing Ms. DeVos than any other Trump nominee.
2) Senate Sets Fight Over Education Secretary for Next Week Voting margins are so thin that Pence, as head of the Senate, may have to cast a tie-breaking vote.

Politico. Former Education Secretary King speaks out against DeVos, Trump “People who care about public education, who care about equity, who care about civil rights should speak out loudly,” King said.

The Education Trust. John B. King Jr. to Serve as President and CEO of the Education Trust

USAToday. Decades after civil rights gains, black teachers a rarity in public schools

Washington Post.
1) Two Republican senators say they will vote against DeVos for education secretary
2) U-Va. education dean: Betsy DeVos’s Senate hearing performance was ‘disqualifying’

1) Changing education is like ‘moving a battleship on the ocean’: Departing NY Regent reflects on his tenure
2) Famed researcher Linda Darling-Hammond on the future of New York education — and what she makes of Betsy DeVos

EducationNext. As Cuomo Proposal Rekindles Free College Movement, New Research Provides Ammunition for Skeptics [OpEd by TC Assoc. Prof. J. Scott-Clayton]

edTPA Task Force. TAKE ACTION on Proposed Certification Exam Changes, Support the NYS edTPA Task Force Proposals

Chalkbeat. More men of color are teaching in New York City classrooms as city works to boost overall retention and recruitment

NYDaily News. Private colleges need state help too: A local university president urges Gov. Cuomo to help students at more schools

New York City Council, Education Committee Oversight – Teacher Recruitment and Retention Jan. 24, 2017

Teachers College. Edmund Gordon Lecture by Erica Walker. Hidden in Plain Sight: Lessons for Mathematics Education Seen Through a Storytelling Lens Feb. 16

TCRecord Book Review. Hinkel, E. (Ed.) 2016. Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages