Week of May 14 in Teacher Ed News

| May 18, 2018

EducationHQ Australia
. Turnbull Government announces Federal Budget and what it means for education   A renewed commitment to early childhood education, more chaplains, and a plan to deliver new and diverse pathways for would-be teachers into classrooms are some of the initiatives announced in this year’s Federal Budget.

NZHerald. Education Minister Chris Hipkins promises to reduce paperwork for teachers and principals   Other steps proposed for the coming years include setting new requirements for teacher training; establishing a centralized, teacher-run professional development agency; and waiving fees for renewing teachers’ licenses.

The Guardian. Mexico’s education reforms flounder as more spent on PR than teacher training

The Korea Times. Gov’t to hire fewer teachers amid low birthrate  The government will hire fewer teachers through the state-run teacher certification examination, the Ministry of Education said Tuesday.


. AACTE-NACCTEP Partnership Pilot: Building the Link. Kimberly Tobey, executive director of the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP), likens her organization’s pilot partnership with AACTE to an urban tunnel system that connects distinct locations around town–facilitating convenient navigation for pedestrians (or, in our case, teacher candidates).

Chalkbeat. It’s official! Results from Tennessee’s ugly testing year won’t count for much of anything   Also known as ETS, the vendor has had contracts with Tennessee since 2015 to create the state’s social studies and science tests, and to design many of its teacher certification exams.

1) Teacher-Prep Rankings That Use Student Test Scores Are Not Reliable, Says Analysis   Rankings of teacher-prep programs, when they are based on the test scores of the graduates’ students, are so prone to error that they may as well have been assigned at random.
) Will Illinois Be the Next State to Require Public Schools Teach LGBT History?   The Illinois bill, like California’s, may also fall into a funding trap as it doesn’t set aside money to pay for new textbooks, curriculum materials, and teacher training.

Lehigh University. Lehigh Names William Gaudelli Next Dean of the College of Education   Gaudelli’s research interests include global citizenship education, media and visual texts as curriculum tools, and teacher education and development.

Stanford Magazine. Jo Boaler Wants Everyone to Love Math  Boaler directly influences the teaching of mathematics by educating future teachers in Stanford’s STEP program, but her most far-reaching impact is probably through her Stanford-based website.

Washington Post. What ails education? ‘An absence of vision, a failure of will and politics’ [OpEd by A. Duncan & M. Spellings] Respect for teaching, and the accompanying need for better preparation and support for teachers, must be one unifying goal.

. My Brother’s Keeper: Highlights from the 2018 Symposium


. Report Explores Economics of Funding Teacher Residencies   Last month, AACTE cosponsored an event organized by PREPARED TO TEACH: Sustainable Funding for Quality Teacher Preparation at Bank Street College of Education to present its new report on the economics of teacher residencies. 

Chalkbeat. As historians and New York City educators, here’s what we hope teachers hear in the city’s new anti-bias training   Today, teaching future teachers, Ansley [Erickson, an associate professor of history and education at Teachers College, Columbia University and a former New York City high school teacher] strives to convey the value of local and community history in her classes.

NYTimes. ‘It Has to Start Somewhere’: Grass-Roots Drive to Integrate New York Schools   “When you look at the history of desegregation, it was a policy implemented top down,” said Amy Stuart Wells, a professor at Teachers College at Columbia University, who characterized the last major efforts in the 1960s and 1970s as “paying lip service” to diversity in curriculum and teaching practices within schools.

Wall Street Journal. Betsy DeVos Sparks Ire For Skipping Public Schools During New York Visit  Education secretary visited an Orthodox Jewish school for girls during her first official visit to the nation’s largest district