General Teacher Issues
- Teacher residency approach aims to produce educators who stay
- Mar 12, 6:53 AM: District leaders hope to solve this problem by partnering with St. Louis Teacher Residency, an organization formed last year that will recruit, then educate, train and embed new teachers within hard-to-staff public schools.
- Bill paves the way for unlicensed teachers in Indiana classrooms as answer to shortage
- Mar 7, 7:30 AM: Like the rest of the country, Indiana is struggling to find enough qualified teachers to fill it's public school classrooms. Lawmakers have proposed a possible solution: unlicensed teachers.
- State Teacher Preparation Report Card released
- Feb 26, 7:44 AM: The Teacher Preparation Report Card recently released by the Tennessee Department of Education and Board of Education show Lee University has made some minor improvements to its educational programs over the past year.
- Missouri teacher preparation program ratings aim to help keep teachers on the job
- Feb 16, 7:42 AM: Missouri public schools lose 64 percent of their first-year teachers after five years, so leaders in K-12 and higher education are scrutinizing whether Missouri adequately prepares teachers for the job.
- Do schools lose ground when losing top teachers to turnaround schools?
- Feb 1, 7:59 AM: Since 2012, Tennessee has used financial incentives to lure some of its most effective teachers to work in struggling schools under an intense turnaround model known as the Innovation Zone.
- Tennessee education officials vow to better the state’s teacher preparation programs
Many of Tennessee's teacher preparation programs aren't at the quality the state expects. A number of those underperforming are at state colleges — with none of those schools performing at the highest level.
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- Reality Check with Jeanne Allen
- > Dec 27, 8:15 AM: Every teacher knows that children all learn differently, and yet our schools are designed to teach them all the same way. In this week’s Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, one of the world’s leading experts in Adaptive Learning
- Nebraska aims to ease path for future teachers
- Dec 27, 7:33 AM: State officials want to keep more candidates in Nebraska’s teacher-preparation pipeline by easing testing requirements.
- Can putting the least-experienced teachers in the highest-risk schools ever result in success?
- > Dec 26, 8:50 AM: The county has 254 teachers. According to district administrators, it needs about 25 more, to fill vacancies in special education, elementary education, math, science and the arts. Instead, McDowell averages losing about a dozen
- Idaho continues to face teacher shortage
- Nov 22, 7:43 AM: Many feel Idaho's teacher shortage isn't getting any better, and in a number of school districts the applicant pool is shrinking.
- Support for teachers: One-on-one online mentoring fills a niche
- Nov 10, 8:11 AM: In the face of teacher shortages, the search for ways to keep those already in the profession on track and supporting students has become more urgent. One solution gaining more traction: teachers helping each other online.>
- Businesses will pay you top dollar, but come teach instead
- > Nov 10, 7:48 AM: RePublic Schools, a charter school network in Nashville, has been at the forefront of teaching coding in classrooms. The school group created the Nashville Academy of Computer Science in 2014 and has incorporated computer science
- Over-regulation blamed for teacher shortage in Illinois (CER in the news)
- Nov 7, 8:11 AM: One of the main focuses of the Illinois State Board of Education in the coming year is going to be accounting for the shortage of teachers. A reform advocate says the state needs to change how they qualify a hirable teacher.
- Survey: Teachers’ mental health declining amid job stress
- > Oct 30, 7:30 AM: A long list of anxieties — around school budget cuts, bullying, coarse political discourse and the shaky status of immigrant students — is taking a toll on teachers, a new survey shows, with more educators now saying their mental
- Are Utah teachers getting ‘poached’ by wealthier school districts?
- Oct 17, 7:10 AM: Amid statewide educator shortage, Tooele school superintendent says his district is a victim of teacher “shopping” by administrators from other Wasatch Front areas.
- Report: Traditional public school teachers absent more than those in charter schools
- Sep 20, 5:50 AM: Louisiana teachers in traditional public schools are nearly three times more likely to be chronically absent than charter school teachers, according to a national study released Tuesday.
- Three ways NY is making it easier to be a teacher
- > Sep 13, 5:15 AM: The state Board of Regents on Tuesday said it will reform ways to get a teaching certificate in New York as a way to bolster the teaching ranks amid what the state estimates could be a need for as many as 180,000 new teachers in
- Wisconsin budget proposal opens the door to controversial online teacher prep program
- > Sep 11, 6:25 AM: A provision in the proposed state budget is raising the ire of educators and leaders of Wisconsin's schools of education who say it would lower the quality of new teachers in the classroom, most likely in schools with the neediest
- Teacher shortage looms over Detroit
- Aug 22, 5:36 AM: A significant teacher shortage looms at Detroit Public Schools Community District, and it’s likely to leave some children without teachers when school starts in two weeks.
- Statewide teacher shortage: TPS beefing up supports as more career-changers answer call to teach
- > Aug 21, 4:59 AM: After years of grappling with a statewide teacher shortage, TPS officials are reporting a sudden uptick in applications from people just like Meacham — career-changers with little to no education experience, answering the call for
General Teacher Issues