Week of Oct. 17 in Teacher Ed News

| October 21, 2016

University World News. Rights fears over spread of cameras in lecture halls [China] Some university officials claimed the cameras would only be focused on teachers, not students and would be recording only during teaching hours

1) AACTE President/CEO to Retire in July 2017 The Association has employed executive recruiting firm Russell Reynolds Associates to conduct the search for Robinson’s successor.
2) On the ‘Residency Era’ in Teacher Preparation
3) Webinars to Review Final Teacher Prep Regulations

Albert Shanker Institute. A Few Reactions To The Final Teacher Preparation Accountability Regulations

DeansForImpact. Vacancy Notice: Program Manager We offer competitive compensation, benefits, Cuvee coffee, and a great Vietnamese food truck around the corner from our office in Austin, TX

EducationDive. Examining Obama’s education legacy While the Obama administration has taken steps to invest in teacher training…, Duncan has also made enemies among the teaching ranks

1) Could the Next Education Secretary Be From the Higher Education World?
2) Secretary King: Strong Civics Education Helps Prepare Students to Tackle Inequity His advice to teachers and professors: Make sure your classrooms welcome different perspectives, and figure out productive ways to handle any “uncomfortable conversations”…
3) Test Scores Get Less Emphasis in Final Federal Teacher-Preparation Rules …student learning will not have to be based on test scores or the proxy of teacher evaluations based on student performance;…

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. IPFW eliminates majors, consolidates departments in realignment with Purdue In addition, eight majors within existing departments, six standalone teaching programs and four graduate programs have been shuttered.

1) Damning With Faint Praise  Study suggests that language recommendation writers use to describe women may disadvantage them as job candidates
2) Faculty Strike at 14 Campuses Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education had been working without a contract since June 2015 — 477 days
3) Senate Higher Ed Post Up for Grabs …it’s uncertain who would lead the Senate committee that would handle key higher education legislation

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Final Rules Tie Institutional and Program Eligibility for TEACH Grants to State Assessment of Quality

NYTimes Editorial Bd. Help Teachers Before They Get to Class The problem was underscored in a 2013 study by the National Council on Teacher Quality that rated only 10 percent of the 1,200 programs the study examined as adequate.

Society of Professors of Education. CFP: The editors of Professing Education announce a special issue: Theorizing Pedagogies of Teacher Education. [deadline Dec. 5]

Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). Prepared for Day One

ThinkProgress. Donald Trump’s disregard for teachers   Trump boasted about hitting his grade-school music teacher for not “knowing anything about music.”

USCNews. Secretary of Education explains new teacher-prep rules during USC Rossier visit “In our view, the final release of these regulations represent a major victory in the transformation of our educator-preparation system,” said Ben Riley, founder of Deans for Impact.

Chalkbeat. How will new federal education law impact New York state? The state offers 36 ideas A set of concepts dives into supporting “excellent educators,” including creating a mentoring requirement for first-year teachers.

NYSATE/NYACTE. 2016 Annual Fall Conference [Oct. 19-21]

1) Office of Accountability: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) The New York State Education Department has established an ESSA Think Tank
2) State Education Department Proposes High-Level Concepts For Draft Every Student Succeeds Act Plan … increase the minimum placement requirement of 100 hours…require that field experience occur throughout the preparatory program
3) new draft New York State P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards for public comment.

NYSED Regents.
1) State Board of Regents Approves Extension Of Safety Net Regulations For Teacher Certifications Regulatory Amendment Allows Higher Education Teacher Certification Programs More Time to Prepare Students for New Content Specialty Tests.  A Notice of Proposed Rule Making and Emergency Action will be published in the State Register on November 2, 2016.
2) Oct. 17 meeting [1:18 video archive]
3) Oct. 18 meeting [10 min. video archive]

1) In a tumultuous presidential campaign season, a rare spotlight on education issues
2) When is a student ‘gifted’ or ‘disabled’? A new study shows racial bias plays a role in deciding

Teachers College. The Phyllis L. Kossoff Lecture on Education and Policy Presents: Taking the Election to School [1-hour Video archive]

TCRecord Book Review. Blame Teachers: The Emotional Reasons for Educational Reform