Week of June 5 in Teacher Ed News

| June 9, 2017

Business Insider. The best and worst countries to be a teacher, based on salary

CBC News. Some Ontario schools go silent as music programs are defunded university students training to be teachers in Ontario are only required to take a single credit in the arts.

Telesur. Ecuadorian Government Invested $13.9 Billion in Higher Education The number of teachers with fourth-level qualifications rose from 29 percent in 2008 to 80 percent in 2016 with 60 percent of teachers working full time in universities …

NCEE. Empowered Educators National Meeting: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World

1) Advocacy and Action: Oklahoma ACTE’s Successful Collaboration With State Legislators For several years, state legislators had been proposing new dyslexia training requirements for all early childhood, elementary, and special education candidates. However, concerns and tensions escalated between educator preparation providers (EPPs) and interest groups
2) Introducing Lynn M. Gangone, President and CEO

Chalkbeat. This Indianapolis charter school has a solution to its teacher shortage: ‘Grow’ its own educators Student teachers will work in the classroom alongside experienced educators at Christel House, with additional teacher training each week.

Chronicle. Trump Will Push Apprenticeships, Using Accreditation and Student Aid  ...many other obstacles to better matching industry needs to the workplace, Mr. Woodell said, including improvements in worker pay and teacher training.

Education Week.
1) Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care A recent report looking at the landscape of teacher-preparation programs and social-emotional learning notes that in only one state—Alaska—more than half of teacher education programs address self-management skills…
2) How Teacher Preparation Programs Impact Student STEM Achievement
3) Number of Calif. Educators With Temp Credentials Doubled in Four Years With enrollment in California teacher-preparation program still near historic lows, schools are increasingly turning to provisional credentials to fill in the gap.
4) The ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ Teachers, According to Reddit The rather uncomfortable topics brought up on social media should become food for thought in teacher education programs. The authors suggest teacher candidates reflect on how they would feel about their students judging them…
5) Why a North Carolina District Went All the Way to Oklahoma to Recruit Teachers

EduVentures. Why Are Your School of Education Admits Enrolling Elsewhere?

Hechinger Report. TEACHER VOICE: Trump wants to axe the program that allowed me to serve my country and its highest-need children Many AmeriCorps alumni choose to go into the education field after their service year, creating a robust and diverse supply of teachers prepared to help students achieve at high levels…

HuffPost. Teaching Climate Science In The Age Of Trump As a teacher educator I offer the following advice to pre-service and beginning teachers who face determined student, parent, and even administrative challenges…

1) Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students As more of the nation’s teachers seek to integrate climate science into the curriculum, many of them are reckoning with students for whom suspicion of the subject is deeply rooted.
2) DeVos Hedges on Banning Discrimination Against LGBT Students … budget proposes significant cuts to teacher training and after-school programs, while boosting funds for charter and private schools.
3) How Student Loan Forgiveness Changed Graduates’ Paths  I wanted to be a teacher for a long time… After doing the research and finding out about public loan forgiveness, that solidified my decision.
4) The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools financing campaigns to alter policy, building learning apps to advance their aims and subsidizing teacher training.

Washington Post.
1) Commencement speaker warns graduates: ‘You are entering a low social esteem, often thankless, profession’ Elias Vlanton did something a bit different Friday, when he delivered the address to graduates of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
2) Why should the federal government support high-quality early education?  When populous states such as Florida spend less than $2,400 per child and require teachers to have little more than a high school diploma…we know that many children are attending low-quality programs.

NYSED. Chancellor Rosa & Commissioner Elia Send Letter To NY Congressional Delegation Urging Them to Tell President Trump $9 Billion In Education Cuts Are Dead On Arrival

NY Senate. Senate Bill S5882 An act to amend the education law, in relation to working as a teaching assistant accruing time towards certification [sent to Senate Cmte. on Educ.]

1) Independent Sector Schools of Education Meeting with Regent Cashin and Deputy Commissioner John D’Agati [NYU, June 22]
2) 72 independent sector campuses award 60% of the state’s bachelor and graduate degrees in education

NY1. Hip-Hop Therapy Stimulates Emotional and Academic Growth in Bronx Charter Students

NYTimes. City University of New York Moves to Rein In Foundations