Week of June 3 in Teacher Ed News

| June 7, 2019

Education WeekForty Percent of Elementary School Teachers’ Work Could Be Automated By 2030, McKinsey Global Institute Predicts   In the coming decade, McKinsey Global predicts, more than 40 percent of what these educators do during a current workday could be automated, resulting in the need to develop new skills and become more comfortable collaborating with algorithmic systems.

GaúchaZHEnsino domiciliar, escolas público-privadas, vouchers: conheça o modelo americano que seduz governo brasileiro Professor do Teachers College, da Universidade de Columbia, Jeffrey R. Henig defende que a melhoria da educação passa por mais investimentos, mas não só isso: os recursos precisam ser direcionados para atrair bons estudantes para a carreira do magistério, o que passa por melhores salários e por uma formação qualificada. [Eng: improving education requires more investment, but not only that: resources need to be directed to attract good students to the teaching profession, which means better salaries and qualified training.]

Gov.UKDrive to unleash potential of North East’s youngsters stepped-up  …Investing a further £12 million to boost early career training for new teachers and help improve the quality of teaching and raise standards in the region’s schools, ahead of roll-out in other regions.

International Society for Music Education (ISME). Call for submissions, 34th World Conference [Helsinki, Finland, August 2 to 7, 2020]

NYTimesTaking the Future of Manufacturing into High Schools   In Mexico, government education officials seem increasingly willing to have public schools teach robotics, said Roberto Saint Martin, a founder and the chief executive of RobotiX, a robotics education business, which started in 2006 in Mexico City… RobotiX sends its instructors to schools and also trains teachers — more than 1,600 have gone through its training.


American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Teacher Educators and Students Advocate for Educator Preparation at AACTE’s Washington Week in the Nation’s Capital  

Colorado Public RadioHow An Ex-Marine Charted A Path From Fallujah To A Colorado Classroom   But in all of that, there was nothing more difficult than facing down a classroom of 30 middle schoolers, hashing out a lesson on power and collaboration. Warthen is now training to be a high school social studies teacher. 

1) SCALE will convene the annual Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Conference March 26 – 28, 2020, in Austin, TX.
2) Updated edTPA Handbooks and Templates Now Available

Education Week. Districts Struggle to Hire Black Teachers. Is the Solution Hiring More Black Principals?   Educator preparation programs can also play a role in helping districts recruit, train, support and retain principals of color by developing closer relationships with districts that want to diversify their leadership workforce and creating partnerships between the two.

Houston ChronicleTeacher turnover remains high in Texas public schools  Teachers who graduate from university undergraduate programs are most likely to stay, with 75 percent of teachers on the job after five years. However, undergraduate programs are graduating fewer future teachers. Alternative certification programs are picking up the slack. The programs, such as Teach For America, produced 12,029 teachers who entered the classroom last school year, nearly double the number of teachers who took the traditional university route. However, 34 percent of teachers from alternative certification programs left the job before they would have returned a fifth time.

Washington PostArlington school system signs agreement to improve support for English learners   The agreement specifies that Arlington schools must actively recruit teachers trained in teaching English as a second language for “relevant teaching positions” and directs the school system to provide annual training to principals and administrators who evaluate teachers of English learners.


NYSED Office of Higher EducationMay Newsletter.
1) Expiring CST Safety Nets
2) New Science CSTs
3) NYSED Definition of “University” 

NYSED Regents Meetings. Higher Education Committee.
1) Proposed Amendments to Sections 80-5.8 and 80-5.20 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Eligibility Requirements for the Endorsement Pathway for Certification as an Educator in the Classroom Teaching Service or in the Educat [Public comment period begins June 19]
2) Proposed Amendment to Sections 80-3.15 and 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Extension of the Application Deadline for the Statement of Continued Eligibility (SOCE) for Certain Teachers of Students with Disabilitie
3) Appointments to the State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching

New York State Senate.
1) S05410 Relates to the cumulative grade point average admission requirement for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs.   S05410 Floor Votes: 06/04/2019 Vote Yea/Nay 143/3

2) S.05985Relates to the New York state masters-in-education teacher incentive scholarship program.

06/04/2019 PASSED SENATE
06/04/2019 Referred to ways and means

New York TimesIs This Gay, Sober, Poem-Writing City Council Leader the Mayor New Yorkers Want?   The early childhood teachers who work for community-based organizations and receive less pay are largely black and Latino women, according to a study from the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College at Columbia University, while the teachers at the Department of Education are largely white.

Teachers CollegeThe Sounds of Inclusion: Teachers College Community School’s music program benefits children and TC students, reflecting a broader approach to learning   Williamson, who decided to earn a teaching degree because of his work as Conductor and Director of School Outreach for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, says that TCCS helped look beyond his own training.