Week of Nov. 5 Teacher Ed News

| November 9, 2018

GLOBAL
Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE
). ACDE Re-Elects President, New Deputy and Outlines Priority Issues   ‘After three years of major reforms in Australian teacher education in Australia, there is still much to be done,’ Professor Aspland says.

Brookings Institute. The importance of gender in early childhood education policy   Research in Asia and Africa on teachers’ attitudes and expectations toward girls’ performance in mathematics and science has shown that training teachers with a gender-sensitive approach can improve equal participation of all children in a learning environment.

New Telegraph. [Nigeria] Ayade flags off Advanced Teachers’ College project The governor… hinted that the project was being executed to improve the performance and skills of teachers, while addressing performance of the state in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Times Higher Education (THE). World University Rankings 2019 by subject: education 1. Stanford Univ. 2. Harvard Univ. 3. Univ. of California-Berkeley 4. University of Hong Kong 5. Univ. of Oxford…  

 

UNITED STATES
Chalkbeat.
1) Memphis leader of Teach for America stepping down this spring
2) WATCH: This Detroit teacher — a physicist lyricist — uses rap to excite his students about science   I’m a physicist, lyricist, been in this ridiculousness, he raps, quoting Columbia University professor Chris Emden… Nellum, a science teacher at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a charter school on Detroit’s northwest side, said he is writing a book called “teaching black males in science education and science classrooms.”

Chronicle of Higher Education. What the Midterm Elections Mean for Higher Ed   But the prospect that the new Congress will consider a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act remains remote.

Daily Journal. Districts turn inward to groom future teachers … the Mississippi Department of Education is launching a new teacher-residency program this month. The initiative will recruit 35 teacher candidates, pay for their undergraduate tuition, place them in the classroom of a teacher-mentor for two years and then require them to teach for three years …

Education Week.
1) Buckle Up, Betsy DeVos: Democrats Have Won the House Democrats’ proposal to overhaul higher education through the Aim Higher Act, for example, will probably stall in the GOP-controlled Senate even if the House votes to pass it.
2) In Historic Win, Nationally Recognized Teacher Jahana Hayes Elected to U.S. House   Her platform called for more resources, support, and training for teachers, as well as increasing career-readiness training for students and making college more affordable.
3) Teachers Colleges as the Weakest Link: Part 2 [M. Tucker blog] The problem is the separation almost everywhere in this country between the governance of the schools and the governance of higher education.  In countries with very strong education systems, for example, teachers colleges are expected to teach prospective teachers how to teach the state-required curriculum in the schools.

Fair Test. “Beyond The GRE” Campaign And “GREXIT” Web List Seek To Downplay Tests In Graduate School Admissions

Inside Higher Education.
1) Gubernatorial Winners and Higher Education   Ducey [AZ] notes that he backed programs to make it possible for college students to graduate debt-free if they pledge to work as a teacher in the state.
2) What a Divided Congress Means for Higher Education   Among the Democrats elected Tuesday was Donna Shalala …a three-time college president/chancellor: at the University of Miami, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Hunter College of the City University of New York… The Democratic victory also puts another nail in the coffin for the PROSPER Act, the controversial GOP proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

Lafayette Journal & Courier. Teachers are learning on the job how to manage students with autism   Marchand-Martella frequently hears from local school districts and current undergraduate students alike that teachers want more training for behavioral management and instruction differentiation. 

Learning Policy Institute. Reaching Equity: Strategies for Solving Teacher Shortages in Underserved Communities [Webinar 11/13 3pm]

New York Times. Is Democracy at Risk? A Lesson Plan for U.S. and Global History Classes

Scientific American. As Insect Populations Decline, Scientists Are Trying to Understand Why   In the long haul, Spafford sees education as critical. “I think training teachers to better understand the role of insects in systems and such would be really helpful, and then teachers would hopefully share that information with students,”

Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE). ATLAS Video Library Offer for edTPA Members

The Bakersfield Californian. KCSOS working to help prospective teachers get their credentials The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office is holding a free informational session for prospective teachers …Representatives from universities such as Cal State Bakersfield, Point Loma Nazarene University and the Bakersfield campus of the University of LaVerne will be available to talk to about their credential programs.

Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond Teacher Residency receives nearly $5M grant to expand, provide STEM training   The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $4.97 million grant to expand Richmond Teacher Residency, help provisionally licensed science, technology, engineering and math teachers move toward full licensure, and provide math and science training to hundreds of local elementary and special education teachers.


NEW YORK STATE
NYSED Board of Regents
.
1) November Meetings
2) Public Comment Period: Rules of the Board of Regents Relating to Professional Development Plans and Other Related Requirements for School Districts and BOCES Data, views or arguments may be submitted by Dec. 1, 2018 to: Allison Armour-Garb, NYS Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Office of Higher Education, Albany, NY 12234, (518) 486-3633, email: Allison.Armour-Garb@nysed.gov

 

NEW YORK CITY
New York Times
. Wish List in Hand, Mayor de Blasio Savors New Dynamic in Albany   Senate Republicans subsequently tormented him whenever possible, blocking his initiatives or letting him turn slowly before they agreed to extend mayoral control of city schools (for much shorter periods than he desired).