Week of March 19 in Teacher Ed News

| March 23, 2018

Association for Teacher Education in Europe
.  2018 Spring Conference – Designing Teacher Education and Professional Development for the 21st Century – deadline for submissions extended to 31 March

Teachers College. Seeding Change in Brazil   The Lemann Foundation… has reached more than 40 million people with EdTech solutions it supports, trained 26,000 teachers and educational managers, and supported scores of institutions that are also committed to improve public education in Brazil.

TES [UK]. Exclusive: Teacher training chief warns workload is fuelling recruitment crisis  The once-perceived benefits of the job, such as long holidays, are no longer a draw, says Emma Hollis

The Times of India. Kerala teacher’s remark on dress goes viral, sparks ‘watermelon stir’    The outrage against the sexist and derogatory remarks made by an assistant professor of Farook Training College [first teacher training college managed by Muslim Minority in the state], regarding outfits of Muslim girl students, has resulted in a series of protests on Monday.


. SCALE, UNC System Showcase Use of edTPA Rubrics in Induction Coaching   The team showcased how edTPA’s critical dimensions of teaching (planning, instruction, and assessment) apply to the instructional coaching of novice teachers during teacher induction…

Chalkbeat. Becoming a Colorado teacher could soon require fewer transcripts, more training on English learners   The rules for becoming a teacher in Colorado are about to change — and officials hope the moves will help attract more math teachers and better prepare educators to work with students learning English.

1) After W.Va. Strike, Teachers in Kentucky and Arizona Fight for Pension, Higher Pay   “new annual salary” ($35,621.25)  I need a college degree to make this? I paid $80,000 for a college degree, I then paid several hundred more to transfer my certification to AZ.”
2) Can Money Help Attract More Diverse Teachers? Only Sometimes, Analysis Finds  … the Brookings Institution found that when it comes to financial incentives, only certain ones make a difference in recruiting more diverse teachers to the profession.
3) President Trump Signs Spending Bill That Includes Billions More for Education   Title II, which provides professional development to educators, is flat-funded at roughly $2.1 billion. The Trump budget pitch for fiscal 2018 eliminated Title II entirely—it was the single biggest cut to K-12 Trump sought for fiscal 2018.
4) Some Teachers Who Are Assaulted by Students Don’t Tell Anyone, Study Finds   Those bills are typically controversial within the education community, with educators and researchers saying that more effective teacher training and administrative support would be better tactics.

Inside Higher Education.
1) Community College Researcher to Lead Teachers College   Thomas Bailey, founding director of the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College… “The importance of Teachers College and other schools of education in responding to these challenges, in advancing equity… and in training students who will go on to make improvements in education has never been higher.”
2) Congress’s Budget for Higher Ed, by the Numbers  In general the bill increases spending for most programs important to higher education… [Teacher Quality Partnerships Change, 2017 to 18 -0.2%]
3) L’œuf ou la Poule?   … ongoing discussions about how best to teach foreign languages: the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on Language Learning, for example, has noted a gap between the progress made in early learning, such as immersion programs at the K-12 level, and advanced study at college or university.

NEAToday. Dismantling the Myths About Teachers and Public Education   Fast-track teacher-preparation initiatives have proliferated across the country in a wide range of programs geared to attracting college graduates to teaching. …

NYTimes. Their Pay Has Stood Still. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.   Because so few licensed teachers are applying for jobs, Tulsa has relied on emergency certifications to hire more than 100 teachers who lack training in education.

The Inquirer. How trauma is shaping the way Philadelphia schools teach | Opinion   It is essential for proponents of higher education who instruct our educators, especially those who work with vulnerable populations, to integrate and incorporate curriculum about early childhood adversity, the impact of trauma and using trauma-informed practices in the classroom.


1) My Brother’s Keeper: Changing the Narrative – March 2018
2) Statement from Commissioner MaryEllen Elia on the Re-Election of Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Regent Judith Chin to the New York State Board of Regents


City and State New York
. UPK was a big success. 3K for All won’t be so easy.   …Bruni explained that she spoke to the children in both English and French, and had some latitude to adapt the curriculum, displaying the teacher preparation that some experts believe was essential to universal pre-K’s rapid expansion.

NY1. Company aims to have teachers transform their own apartments into preschools. …they help getting the required city and state licenses…

NYCDOE. Call for public comments. What should Richard Carranza know about New York City schools?

NYTimes. Is Richard Carranza Ready to Run America’s Biggest School System?   He earned a masters in education from Northern Arizona University and has done doctoral coursework at Northern Arizona and Nova Southeastern Universities… Priscilla Wohlstetter, a distinguished research professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College who studies urban education, said he had neither robust experience in a large district nor an established record of leadership in another big organization …”

Teachers College.
1) AERA Annual Meeting; 245 scheduled TC events
2) Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC) Research Product Report 2012-18  47 national and international presentations, 15 professional journal publications to date
3) Thomas Bailey, Education Economist and Leading Authority on America’s Community Colleges, Is Named as 11th President of Teachers College   “Profound inequities remain in our society and education system. We have witnessed a quiet re-segregation of schools throughout much of the nation, and we are now hearing challenges in the public discourse that question the fundamental value of higher education.