Week of June 11 in Teacher Ed News

GLOBAL
EUReporter
. Inclusive education and tailored approaches can help combat poor educational outcomes for #Roma   Camille Gangloff of the Council of Europe presented the INSCHOOL project, the aim of which was to enhance social inclusion of Roma by promoting inclusive education and teacher training in selected schools in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the UK.

UNITED STATES
Education Week
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1) Average Teacher Salary Is Below the Living Wage in Half the Country, Report Says   States with low teacher salaries… tend to have more teacher shortages, a higher teacher turnover rate, and more uncertified and novice teachers than those states that pay the most.
2) Indiana continues to see teacher shortage amid drop in pay   According to 2015 data from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, enrollment in teaching programs and those graduating with teaching degrees declined 37 percent from 2004 through 2014.
3) New money for program to help veterans become teachers   The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a nearly $2 million grant for a Virginia program designed to help veterans become teachers.
4) Teachers With Signs of Depression May Do Less Planning, Explaining of Lessons   … very few teacher-preparation programs work with preservice teachers to identify and talk about their feelings, or how to manage stress.

Hechinger Report. Should taxpayers and schools invest in ‘growth mindset’ programs?   Growth mindset could turn out to be one of many tools that can help kids, along with well-trained teachers, safe schools, well-fed students, great curricula…the list goes on and on.

Inside Higher Ed.
1) California Higher Ed Leaders Oppose PROSPER Act
2) Higher Ed Innovation Roundup 6.11.18 BestFit is an app designed to help high school students find an institution that fits them best. It connects high school students with first-generation college students through an online interface. The app was designed by the winners of the Teachers College EdTEch Innovation award. [TC student designers incl: Rebecca Kwee, Asha Owens, Danielle Llaneza]
3) New data analysis from American Academy of Arts and Sciences says humanities Ph.D.s may earn less than their counterparts in other fields but are satisfied — particularly if they stay in academe.
4) Seeking Votes on PROSPER, GOP Appears to Come Up Short   GOP leaders quiet on next step for PROSPER Act after gauging member support this week, suggesting little chance of floor vote soon on House Republicans’ bid to overhaul Higher Education Act.

NEAToday.
1) Sex Education in Schools Needs an Upgrade   The standards have been supplemented with a variety of resources, including standards for teacher preparation and tools that can help educators develop or map their systems and find research supporting its recommendations.
2) Who is the Average U.S. Teacher?   The percentage of public school teachers who hold a postbaccalaureate degree (i.e., a master’s, education specialist, or doctoral degree) has increased since 1999-2000.

Pearson. 2018-19 edTPA Submission & Reporting Schedule [NOTE. Final 2017-18 submission date, August 16, 2018]

The Atlantic. The Long, Contentious History of the ‘Word Gap’ Study   One 2017 study published in the Harvard Education Review even found that the word-gap research had the unintended consequence of perpetuating negative stereotypes about the children of Latino immigrants, with teachers in classrooms serving such students resorting to less-sophisticated instruction.

 

NEW YORK STATE
Chalkbeat
. While revealing $7 billion education plan, Nixon criticizes schools that leave kids ‘destined for jail’ Nixon says she wants to tackle this teacher diversity gap across the state by investing $6 million annually in the Teacher Opportunity Corps, a state program designed to recruit and train more teachers of color.

NYSED Regents. June Meetings
1) Proposed Amendment to Section 80-1.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Extension of the edTPA Safety Net for Candidates Who Receive a Failing Score on the Library Specialist edTPA
2) Proposed Amendment to §80-1.5 Relating to Reinstatement of the Educational Technology Specialist Content Specialty Test Safety Net
3) Proposed Amendment to Section 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Grade-Level Extensions for Certain Candidates Who Hold a Students with Disabilities Generalist Teaching Certificate
4) Proposed Amendment to Section 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Grade-Level Extensions for Certain Candidates Who Hold a Students with Disabilities Generalist Teaching Certificate
5) Reappointments to the State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching (PSPB)

New York Post. Top education official on cheating scandal: Diplomas must mean something   “If you don’t know how to teach children, you can cheat or you can fail. Some choose to cheat,” said Eric Nadelstern, now a professor at Teachers College Columbia University. “If they teach students well, they’ll do well on the test and they don’t have to resort to cheating.”

New York Times. Cynthia Nixon’s Education Plan: Ambitious, Progressive, Expensive Another major initiative, called “College for All New York,” would provide free tuition to an additional 170,000 students at State University of New York and City University of New York schools each year, a project the campaign said would cost $600 million annually.


NEW YORK CITY
Barnard College/Bank Street College
. Convening of Teacher Educators June 20  [Maria Rivera Maulucci <mriveram@barnard.edu>, Lisa Edstrom at elisa@barnard.edu]