Week of Sept. 19 in Teacher Ed News

| September 22, 2016

All Africa.
1) Uganda: Govt Admits 80 Percent of Teachers Can’t Read For the trainee teachers, three out of 10 were able to pass…
2) Zimbabwe: Teachers Colleges to Become Universities

Journal of Teacher Education. Author Interview: Alastair Henry on Preservice Teachers’ Identity Development  A. Henry, Department of Social and Behavioral Studies at University West in Trollhättan, Sweden

Morocco World News. Teacher Trainees’ Crisis Continues: Hunger Strike During Eid Al-Adha

Nat’l Center on Educ and the Economy (NCEE). See assessment Finland’s teachers take to qualify for teacher preparation programs

Organ. for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Education at a Glance 2016

1) Congress Is Back! Join a Federal Update Webinar
2) Innovations Inventory CFP [deadline Sept. 23]
3) Research-to-Practice Spotlight Series
4) Solving Teacher Shortages: Key Roles for Educator Preparation [Webinar at Noon, Sept. 29] Presenters incl. L, Darling-Hammond, S. Robinson, J. Robinson

AERA. Sign the Community Letter Supporting Funding for Institute of Education Sciences

1) An Effective Teacher Can Improve Student Learning Across the Grade, Study Finds …mixing teachers with diverse performance levels can increase student achievement
2) ESSA Guidance Issued on ‘Evidence Based’ School Improvement
3) ESSA Raises K-12 Stakes in 2016 State-Level Elections

InsideHigherEd. Gains in Minority Grad Student Enrollments

The Atlantic. Don’t Blame the Teachers, Blame the curriculum.

Washington Post.
1) America has a teacher shortage, and a new study says it’s getting worse Enrollment in teacher-preparation programs dropped from 691,000 in 2009 to 451,000 in 2014, a 35 percent decline
2) School reform: What went wrong, what went right, and what we should do in the future We learned that evaluating teacher and preparation programs creates a false scientism…

Gothamist. New Yorkers’ Student Loan Debt Has More Than Doubled In The Last 10 Years

1) New Draft NYS English And Mathematics Learning Standards For Public Comment
2) Prof. Standards and Practices Board. September meetings agenda

SUNY. TeachNY Listening Tour

NYSED Regents. Bank Street College: Amendment to offer a M.S.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages