Week of March 20 in Teacher Ed News

| March 24, 2017

INTERNATIONAL
International Summit on the Teaching Profession. March 29-31, Edinburgh, Scotland

UNITED STATES
AACTE.
1) Best Practices for Teacher Diversity Highlighted at AACTE Institute
2) Board of Directors Elects New Leaders, Adopts CAEP Action Steps
3) Preparing Teachers to ‘Reach and Teach’ All Students

American Educator, Spring 2017. The Teacher Residency: A Practical Path to Recruitment and Retention

EduVentures. Solving The STEM Shortage   at least 38% of Future Teachers—those interested in becoming teachers but not planning to major in education—are interested in a STEM or health-related field

EdWeek.
1) Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Time for Ed. Dept. to ‘Let You Do Your Job’ One chief also made the case for some of the programs that would be cut under the proposed budget, especially Title II, the teacher quality grants.
2) How Many U.S. Students Are Taught by Qualified Teachers?   At least 90 percent of K-12 public school students in the United States were taught by teachers with state certification in the years studied…

Houston Chronicle. Nelson: All eyes should be on Texas teacher preparation Today, anyone who wants to teach in Texas has more than 200 choices of programs to become a certified teacher.

HuffPost. Trump’s “Skinny Budget” Would Put Educators’ Learning On A Starvation Diet [OpEd by LDH]

New America. Painting the ESSA Canvas: Four Ideas for States to Think Big on Educator Quality

NYTimes.
1) College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There. His home life is hard. His mother, Charla Shaner, has a degree in early childhood education but depends on disability and child support payments to pay the bills.
2) What Led to the Supreme Court’s Student Disabilities Ruling? asking for extra time to complete a test, or additional instruction, better teacher training or additional recess during the school day.

Project Tomorrow. Webinars for Teacher Prep Programs

TeachPlus.org. Profiles in Educator Courage

NEW YORK STATE
Chalkbeat. What’s missing from the conversation about the state’s ditched literacy test for teachers?

EdWeek. New York awards $6M for My Brother’s Keeper school programs

NYSED Regents.
1) Regents Act to Amend State’s Teacher Certification Requirements
2) Statement from Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Commissioner MaryEllen Elia on Board of Regents Appointments We congratulate Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown and Regent Nan Eileen Mead on their re-elections to the Board of Regents.

SILive. Could you pass the literacy test for prospective teachers?

SUNY TeachNY. A Candid Conversation with SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher

NEW YORK CITY
Chalkbeat.
1) Eva Moskowitz talks about Betsy DeVos, vouchers, discipline — and how the ‘tide is turning’ for charter schools I think teacher training is sort of forced to design its programs often for dysfunctional schools because we have so many.
2) New York City’s English learners often struggle to graduate, but here’s how some schools buck that trend State rules, enacted last year, require that teachers in integrated settings either be certified in language instruction, or work as a co-teacher with a colleague who has the credential.

NYTimes.
1) Dance in NYC This Week Ms. Eagly’s latest work is inspired by the disappearance of 43 students from an all-male teachers college in Mexico…
2) Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Harlem Capital Preparatory Schools. Seeking teachers. [Candidate must possess a current credential or be currently enrolled in a credentialing program]

TC Record Book Review. The Mindful Teacher