Week of May 8 in Teacher Ed News

| May 12, 2017

Brookings Inst. A brief guide to the French presidential election On education, he [Macron] wants to hire 5,000 teachers and cut class size to 12 students in primary schools (in low-income zones).

IEN. Improving education in and out of school in South Africa (Part 2) Even the materials designed to support teachers show the inadequacies of current teacher preparation. 

UNESCO. #Education2030 69 million teachers are needed worldwide to meet goals.

AACTE. Call for Proposals [May 30 deadline], Reviewers [May 16 deadline] for 2018 AACTE Annual Meeting

1) A Tenure Track for Teachers? An important new wrinkle has been the rise of the full-time, nontenure-track faculty member (FTNTT). The FTNTTs teach full courseloads and receive full-time salaries and benefits, but work on fixed-term contracts that are usually renewable, sometimes in perpetuity.
2) Colleges With the Highest Average Pay for Full Professors, 2015-16

1) Can Teacher Residencies Help With Shortages?: Scholars at AERA take up the topic
2) Teacher-Prep for High School Science and Social Studies Found to Fall Short Included in NCTQ’s list of top-ranked education programs are Arizona State University in Phoenix, Hunter College in New York…
3) Indiana Teen Graduates College While Still in High School, Wants to Be a Teacher
4) Tennessee education group aims to interest youth in teaching
5) Virginia’s Largest School District Favors White Teachers in Hiring, Study Finds while black applicants had, on average, more degrees and more time in

InsideHigherEd. Could Robots Handle Peer Review? Technologist argues that artificial intelligence could make publishing decisions in milliseconds.

NEA. How Many Public School Students Are Taught by Certified and Experienced Teachers? Roughly 94% of students were taught by a state-certified teacher in the 2011–12 school year – the most recent figures available from the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)

NCTQ. Spring 2017 Landscape in Teacher Preparation, Undergraduate Secondary 

1) How Successful Are Charter Schools? [letters to editor] Public schools, governed by elected school boards in communities that can afford to provide generous funding for small class sizes, a wide array of programs and teacher training, do a superb job of educating their students.
2) Why Yale Graduate Students Are on a Hunger Strike Tenured and tenured-track jobs have declined significantly, with only about 30 percent of faculty members in such positions in 2016, down from about 40 percent in 2013.
3) Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Claims Another Casualty: Its Schools There are teacher shortages in some schools and surpluses in others.

U.S. Secretary of Education. Policy Regarding Mandatory Formatting Requirements for Grant Competitions Program offices may suggest page limits and formatting standards (such as font size, line spacing, and the like) but may not use ignoring these suggestions as a basis to reject grant applications.

cIcu. Degrees Awarded in New York State by Sector, 2015-16.

NYS Gov. Nominate a Teacher for the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award

1) Proposed Amendments to Part 80 of the Commissioner’s Regulations Related to the Elimination of the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) for Teacher Certification and to Remove Unnecessary References to the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test The proposed amendment is being presented to the Full Board for adoption as a second emergency rule at its May 2017 meeting in order to ensure that the emergency rule adopted at the March 2017 meeting, which will expire on June 10, 2017, remains continuously in effect until it can be permanently adopted at the June 2017 meeting.
2) State Education Department Releases Draft Every Student Succeeds Act Plan for Public Comment … the Department will: leverage partnerships among institutions of higher education, other preparatory programs and public schools to create additional opportunities for candidates in teacher and school building leader preparation programs to have robust, field-based experiences…
3) State Education Department Announces 13 Public Meetings To Be Held To Receive Comment On Draft Every Student Succeeds Act Plan
NOTE: In addition to the May 20th public hearing: Comments can be submitted via email to ESSAComments@nysed.gov (link sends e-mail) with “ESSA Comments from (sender/organization name)” in the subject line. Comments submitted via mail should be sent to the attention of Dr. Lisa Long, New York State Education Department, Office of Accountability, 4th Floor, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217. Comments will be accepted through June 16.

Chalkbeat. Protesters denounce Paul Ryan’s visit to a Success Academy school in Harlem Ryan’s office released a statement as well. “The quality of teacher training and preparedness was extraordinary,” he said.

EdSurge. What Does It Mean to Work Like a Teaching Resident? A Look Into NYU’s Digital Pilot Program Professors from NYU (also called content mentors) view this transition via a video platform created by HotChalk and digitally mentor their 15 graduates (also known as interns)…

New York 1. Public Schools Struggling to Find Enough Teachers Certified to Serve Students Learning English

1) Abigail M. O’Neill. [Obituary] A generous benefactor of Teachers College Her most enduring legacy is her passionate commitment to supporting future New York City teachers through the Abby M. O’Neill Fellowship, which addresses the demand for training in key areas and the need for excellent teachers in underserved communities.
2) Is ‘3-K for All’ Good for All? De Blasio’s Preschool Plan Troubles Some Ana Aguirre, the executive director of United Community Centers …said that having such frequent vacancies inevitably took a toll on her program’s quality. “Your energy is constantly in replacing certified teachers”…