Week of July 16 in Teacher Ed News

| July 20, 2018

. UNESCO report says millions of children deprived of education in South Sudan   …Minister Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of General Education and Instruction.  “We must build schools; work to encourage girls to go to school, and train more teachers to retain and attract students.”

Education International. Indonesia: governmental promise to hire 100,000 teachers and bridge the teacher gap   “We need to replace retired teachers every year, as people should not be worried over a shortage of teachers. However, all appointed teachers must be prepared to serve in disadvantaged and border regions,” Vice-President Jusuf Kalla stressed…

ScooNews. [India] After seeking International schools, students will now seek internationally trained Teachers   This international course is incredibly flexible in terms of delivery and is structured across three diverse learning experiences – Online, Hybrid, and face- to- face interaction… Applicants who opt for the on-campus component at the D’Youville College campus in Buffalo, New York will have the added advantage of participating in the graduation ceremony, getting insights into the local culture and visiting the mighty Niagara Falls…


Association of Teacher Educators
. Summer Induction Symposium For New Education Professors [Aug. 4, Albuquerque, NM]

Chalkbeat. Mentors matter: Good teaching really can be passed down to student teachers, new research finds  “Taken together, the point is that teachers who are … effective appear to be very promising mentors,” said Matt Ronfeldt, a University of Michigan professor who co-authored all three papers.

1) After Outcry, College Board Restores 250 Years to Proposed AP History Course
2) ‘Juuling’ and Teenagers: 3 Things Principals and Teachers Need to Know   ‘Juuling’ can be really difficult for teachers and principals to detect.
3) One-Third of Parents Fear for Their Child’s Safety at School   That increased to 49 percent when respondents were asked if they would favor arming teachers and staff who met some conditions, including “80 hours of training on the use of force, weapons proficiency, legal issues and first aid; and approval by the school board and local law enforcement.”
4) Which Preservice Programs Are Enrolling and Graduating Teachers of Color?   The Urban Institute has created a publicly available data tool that allows users to look at school enrollment and graduation rates by race, comparing colleges and universities to their undergraduate preservice teaching programs.

InsideHigherEd. Americans Still Believe in Higher Ed’s ‘Public Good’   Noah D. Drezner, an associate professor of higher education at Teachers College and the study’s lead author, said he sought to design a survey that examined “Americans’ understanding of the various ways that colleges and universities contribute to society, beyond the return to individuals.”

Learning Policy Institute. How Money Matters for Schools   Investments in teacher quality (teacher ability, teacher education, and teacher experience) have been found to be particularly effective in raising achievement.

NYTimes. A Better Way to Run Schools: The New Orleans turnaround shows the power of giving more freedom to teachers and principals — and then holding them accountable for their performanceThis spring, he graduated from Xavier University, a historically black Catholic college here, and he recently started his first job — as a middle-school social studies teacher in New Orleans. [cf. rebuttals in readers’ comments]

The Inquirer. A former drug dealer made good and became a Philly teacher. So why is he thinking of leaving the profession?

Urban Institute. Which Colleges Are Helping Create a Diverse Teacher Workforce?   We examined which programs are contributing to a representative teacher workforce by comparing the share of students of a given race in the college’s teaching degree programs to the share of students of that race in the university as a whole. [incl. interactive graphics, enrollments and completions]


NYSED Program Updates
. Creating a Pipeline for Educators [see p. 15/16] Ongoing programs include Teachers of Tomorrow, which provides more than $20 million annually to school districts to aid in recruiting and retaining teachers, and Teacher Opportunity Corps, which provides financial support to individuals from diverse backgrounds to enable them to complete a teacher preparation program.

NYSED Board of Regents. July Meetings
Consent Agenda:
1) Proposed Amendment to Sections 80-3.3 and 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to Allow Individual Evaluation for Certain Certificate Titles in the Classroom Teaching Service
2) Amendment to Subpart 80-3 and Section 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Creation of Limited Extensions for Teachers Holding a Students with Disabilities Generalist Certificate Who Teach a Special Class in Grades 7-

PBS Learning Media/NY. Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators


NY Daily News
City should offer sex ed to elementary students, Mayor de Blasio’s task force says   The task force report also calls for health lessons in all city schools to be delivered by teachers who have received high-quality training in sexual health education and urges the Education Department officials to explore the feasibility adding a required certification for all teachers “on inclusivity and consent.”