Week of March 13 in Teacher Ed News

| March 18, 2017

NPR. Somali Students Help Teachers Learn What It’s Like To Be A Refugee

Stanford Social Innovation Review. Redefining Teacher Development to Great Effect in Honduras

UNESCO. eAtlas of Teachers: Projected number of primary teachers needed by 2030 (new posts and attrition)

CAEP. Seeking Volunteers

1) Should E-Learning Replace Substitute Teachers? Lexington High School in Massachusetts has replaced in-person substitutes with “electronic learning facilitators,” full-time licensed educators who are trained in online instruction.
2) Tapping High Schoolers to Become Teachers   …9th graders can get a taste of the teaching profession through Today’s Students-Tomorrow’s Teachers, a program that started in 1994 at a high school in Westchester, N.Y.,
3) Trump Sharpens Budget Knife for Education Department, Sources Say eliminate or substantially cut the third-largest K-12 program in the department: Supporting Effective Instruction state grants program, better known as Title II…
4) Trump Budget Would Make Massive Cuts to Ed. Dept., But Boost School Choice …whacking popular programs that help districts offer after-school programs, and hire and train teachers.
5) When ‘Highly Qualified’ Teachers Aren’t: Are we watering down teacher certification? [OpEd]

HechingerReport. Highlights from SXSW’s education confab in Austin – and beyond The most talked-about speech during SXSWedu came from Christopher Emdin, an associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University

NAAC. 27th Annual Conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) (2017)

1) Agency-By-Agency Look at Trump’s Budgeteliminate two programs worth $3.6 billion that provide funding for teacher preparation and after-school programs
2) Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System “Just at the moment when everything seemed like it was going in the right direction, the rug gets pulled out, and in the middle of the application season,” said Judith Scott-Clayton, associate professor of economics and education at Teachers College of Columbia University
3) When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line “It wasn’t important enough before that for the Department of Education to include it in their eligibility criteria,” said Thomas Bailey, a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Project Tomorrow. Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up Survey

Seattle Education. An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education

US News & World Report. Best Education Schools [2017 rankings]

Breitbart. New York State Kills Literacy Test for Teachers: Minority Kids Hardest Hit

Chalkbeat. It’s official: New York’s prospective teachers will no longer have to pass controversial literacy exam

NY Daily News. Teach your teachers well: The state Board of Regents makes a big mistake on an educators’ literacy credential

NYSED Regents.
1) Board of Regents Act To Amend State’s Teacher Certification Requirements Based On Recommendations Of Expert Panel And Public Input
2) Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

FoxNews. NY dropping teacher literacy test amid claims of racism

NYPost. The Regents’ lame excuses for lowering teacher standards

Regents Drop Teacher Literacy Test Seen as Discriminatory