Week of Sept. 18 in Teacher Ed News

| September 22, 2017

Chalkbeat. Does England’s rapid expansion of charter-like ‘academies’ hold a lesson for the U.S.? According to an analysis by the British government, about half of primary schools changed their curriculum, how they evaluated teachers, and who was in school leadership. Relatively few lengthened the school day or hired uncertified teachers.

EENET. Teacher Education for Inclusion: EENET Seminar and Video Launch [Univ. of Manchester]

EducationInternational. EI promotes quality open educational resources This includes an increased domestic budget mobilisation for education, well-resourced education institutions, as well as support and incentives for qualified and trained teachers and higher education personnel. 

1) 2018 Awards Nominations [Due Oct. 12]
2) Study: Secondary Math Teacher Candidates Need More Preparation in Statistics

AFT. We need more black male educators   I attended a program that encourages minority male high school students interested in engineering to pursue careers in education…

BustEd Pencils. No Student Teaching? No Problem: Wisconsin Wants You. The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence will be granting teaching licenses in Wisconsin.

Chronicle. Technology? It’s Just Another Knitting Needle “I was cutting and pasting from one document to another, and they said, Wait, what did you just do?” recalls Ms. Baynum, 54, an associate professor of teacher education.

Education Commission of the States. Teacher License Reciprocity: 50-State Review This policy report defines and provides a 50-state review of teacher license reciprocity, explores how state-specific licensing requirements impact the teacher labor market, and includes examples of national and state efforts to facilitate reciprocity.

University of Washington. Elementary Teacher Preparation at the University of Washington

1) Can Minority-Serving Colleges Help Create a More-Diverse Teaching Force?BranchED has already helped … including intern and student-teacher ratings, and assessments that students take, to make sure everyone is on track to become a qualified, certified teacher.
2) Most of the U.S. Still Uses Common Core, Despite Blowback …common core provides instructors with the necessary structure and guidance, which is especially important for new teachers.
3) Q&A: One-on-One with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos DeVos said that Title II, the main program for teacher quality, is “much too prescriptive and was really shown to not have any real effect or impact.” States, she said, can use other federal funding for teacher development.
4) State School Chiefs Offer ‘Playbook’ on Improving Teacher Preparation
5) Teachers Are Quitting Because They’re Dissatisfied. That’s a Crisis, Scholars Say Meanwhile, LPI researchers advocated for three main policy fixes: better compensation, including service scholarships and loan forgiveness programs; high-quality teacher preparation and support, including teacher residency programs, grow-your-own models, and induction programs for novice teachers…

Hechinger Report. In-demand graduate programs become a cash cow for colleges in financial distress Graduate debt has been spiraling… That includes for such degrees as a master’s in education (up from $33,910 to $50,879)…

NEA. Resources for Educators supporting DREAMers

NPR Ed. How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force …The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity or BranchED. They are aiming programming at the 253 educator-preparation programs at federally-designated colleges and universities that serve African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans.

Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) [alternative accreditation pathway]
1) AAQEP vision mission expectations
2) AAQEP update September 2017 for NY

National Review. Let SUNY’s Charter Schools Act Like Charter Schools [F. Hess OpEd] New York should embrace this measured attempt to see whether a high-performing, university-based charter authorizer can helps its schools do a better job of securing talented teachers.

New York Post. The right way to open up the teaching field The SUNY process requires a would-be teacher to get 30 hours of formal instruction, spend 100 hours in a working classroom… Teachers colleges, teacher unions and other established interests hate this kind of alternate certification because it threatens their control, and their cash flow.

New York State Education Department (NYSED)
1) edTPA Handbook Review Survey [deadline Oct. 1]
2) Eight Things Every Educator Should know about New York’s ESSA Plan. The state will examine changes to field experiences and placement requirements for prospective teachers…

1) Here’s what Carmen Fariña’s top deputies have on their plates this school year Dorita Gibson, Senior Deputy Chancellor, Division of School Support …oversees the city’s network of field centers designed to provide teacher training and other support services to schools.
2) In Harlem, these elders devote their golden years to improving local schools Mantell said the city has recruited 45 teachers in the last few years to pursue certification to become librarians.
3) In new memoir, Eva Moskowitz offers a look behind the curtain at Success Academy — and tries to reshape her reputation She also outlines the many topics the training covers beyond what she says teachers colleges tend to offer — a program that she solidified through a partnership with Touro College starting in 2012.
4) In year three of New York City’s massive school turnaround program, the big question is: What’s next? “Enough time has elapsed that there is an appetite for looking at results,” said Aaron Pallas, a Teachers College professor who has studied the program.

City and State New York. Teach for America New York Executive Director Charissa Fernández on this year’s corps, DACA and teacher training

DNA Info. 43% of City Students Not Getting Required Sex Ed Courses, Comptroller Says Meanwhile, 92 percent of middle schools and 53 percent of high schools have no teacher licensed by the city for health education.

EdWeek. Former Teacher Inspires Students to Follow in Her Footsteps When Mayme Hostetter started teaching English at a charter middle school in the Bronx neighborhood of New York, she had no idea how much of an impact she would make on her students. Now, more than a decade later, 11 of Hostetter’s former students have begun teaching careers of their own at the Relay Graduate School of Education—a residency-based program where Hostetter has served as a national dean since 2008.

The Atlantic. The Most Polarizing Education Reformer in New York City And the reason I got into academia was to be a teacher at the college level—at UVA [the University of Virginia] and Vanderbilt.