Week of May 29 in Teacher Ed News

| June 2, 2017

INTERNATIONAL
The Nation. Education simply isn’t taken seriously in Thailand “Only applicants who score highly in their exams and have a positive attitude toward teaching will be selected for the teacher training programme each year. All applicants must hold at least a master’s degree in education.”

TeacherProgress.co.uk. Our Teacher Prep Portal provides a scaffolded approach to pre-teacher training preparation, enabling prospective trainee teachers to make the most effective start to their training. 

Univ. of Nottingham. Education And Training Policy In The European Semester Public Investment, Public Policy, Social Dialogue And Privatisation Patterns Across Europe

UNITED STATES
AACTE. President Trump Releases Detailed FY18 Budget Request The budget request eliminates 22 education programs in all, for an annual savings of $5.8 billion

AMLE2017. Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education [Nov. 5, Philadelphia]

Dickenson Press. Master of arts in teaching program to be offered at DSU [North Dakota]

Education Votes. Aspiring educators tackle the school-to-prison pipeline before they get to the classroom To turn future teachers into effective advocates, the teach-in focused on positive discipline options, including how to influence policy from the classroom.

 Education Week.
1) Indiana offers $10M in grants for teachers in STEM subjects lawmakers created the grant program in 2013 for nonprofits working to recruit and prepare teachers in schools facing a shortage of teachers
2) South Carolina approves another alternative teacher program
3) Trump’s School Choice Plan Could Quickly Stall in Washington, Analysts Say The proposed cuts from Trump would have “a very tangible impact” on children seeking to go to college and teachers seeking to get trained…
4) What Happened to All of the New Orleans Teachers Fired After Hurricane Katrina? more schools went charter and those schools embraced younger teachers recruited through programs like Teach for America.

NCTE. What We Know about Literacy Teacher Preparation

NCTQ. Preparing New Teachers for the “What” and “How” to Teach

NYTimes. Free Play or Flashcards? New Study Nods to More Rigorous Preschools  …a new national study suggests that preschools that do not mix enough fiber into their curriculum may be doing their young charges a disservice.

NEW YORK STATE
Chalkbeat. New York adds some flexibility to its free college scholarship rules. Will it be enough for more students to benefit?

Inside Higher Ed. New York Approves Free Tuition Regulations

NYSUT.
1) Fact Sheet 17-8 Teacher Shortage in New York State changes to working conditions, certification requirements, and increased demands on teachers have all contributed to the declining attractiveness of a career in teaching.
2) Severe teacher shortage looms for New York State Since 2009–10, enrollment in teacher education programs in New York has decreased by roughly 49 percent — from more than 79,000 students to about 40,000 students in 2014–15. Anecdotally, teacher education programs report those numbers have declined further in the last two years.

The Nation. Who Did Andrew Cuomo Leave Out of His ‘Tuition-Free’ Plan? Undocumented Students.

Times Union. Letter: State’s new approach will improve schools [SUNY Chancellor N. Zimpher] The State University of New York … educates 25 percent of its teacher workforce.

NEW YORK CITY
EdSurge. How the Country’s Largest District is Personalizing Learning for Every Teacher WeTeachNYC seeks to honor teachers as professionals who are at the helm of their own professional learning journey.

NY Daily News. Queens College grad program to aid teachers prepping kids for future jobs in computer science … designed in collaboration with the city Education Department in part to train teachers for Mayor de Blasio’s Computer Science for All

NYTimes. Where the Teacher’s Pet Sleeps in a Dog Bed All the schools use a curriculum called Mutt-i-grees, written by a research scientist at Yale, that structures interactions with the animals around lessons on things like empathy and resilience.

PoliticoNY. New debate over pre-K universality has big implications for City Hall Bank Street teaching coaches have trained many of the city’s pre-K teachers, and seen hundreds if not thousands of UPK classrooms, Polakow-Suransky said.

Teachers College. Teacher Opportunity Corps Kick-Off Event. June 1, 2017 with Regent Lester Young, Pres. Fuhrman, Vice Dean Goodwin, TC Profs. Sealey-Ruiz, Souto-Manning [TC.TOC 6.1.17]

WNYC. A Fast-Track to Get Artists Teaching in City Classrooms …Lincoln Center Scholars…covers the costs of tuition, exam fees and books at Hunter College. Scholars who complete the two-year program will graduate with a Master’s in Education. And during their studies, the artists also get hired and paid as full-time arts teachers in public schools.