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November 1, 2018
Teacher residencies have many admirers but still train few teachers. California may be about to change that.
California recently earmarked $75 million to create new residencies and expand existing ones — enough to jumpstart programs that face unique funding challenges.
October 22, 2018
Want ideas for easing Illinois’ teacher shortage? Ask a teacher.
Raising pay ranks high on the list of ideas for how to fill vacancies in the classroom. But teachers gave mixed responses to Illinois State Board of Education proposals on speeding up credentialing.
October 11, 2018
New York City teachers will be screened for ‘suitability’ under new union contract
If teaching in New York City is going to burn you out, the school system wants to know before you set foot in…
August 30, 2018
Banned from texting students, educators are urged to be ‘warm and demanding’ to make connections
Chicago educators learn about personalizing learning, and surmounting new barriers in reaching out to kids — particularly black boys.
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August 22, 2018
Chicago teachers: What’s on your mind this year?
Since Chalkbeat Chicago launched earlier this summer, we’ve written about new troves of data around school choice, a spate of policy changes that…
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August 7, 2018
Memphis school would focus on training elementary teachers to boost early literacy
Memphis Teacher Residency would be responsible for staffing the classrooms, but Shelby County Schools would retain administrative control over the school.
July 17, 2018
Memphis colleges are training more teachers of color, new study shows
Teaching degree programs at four-year institutions nationwide are disproportionately white, according to new Urban Institute data. But things look different in Memphis, where…
July 16, 2018
Mentors matter: Good teaching really can be passed down to student teachers, new research finds
Do student teachers learn more when they’re mentored by an effective teacher? The answer may seem obvious, but there’s been little research confirming as much—until now.
May 22, 2018
From an ‘F’ to an ‘A’, Tennessee now sets high expectations for students, says Harvard study
Tennessee stands out in a new national report examining how the exodus from Common Core has changed states' expectations for their students.
February 15, 2018
Three of Tennessee’s largest teacher training programs improve on state report card
While small alternative programs and private universities scored best again, several large public universities upped their performance under the state's grading system.
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January 29, 2018
This NYC teacher was skeptical of training programs like Teach for America — so she completed a teaching residency instead
Adriana Garcia was among the first graduates to complete NYU's teacher-residency program.
January 25, 2018
University of Memphis, Shelby County Schools forge new partnership to address teacher shortage
The college announces plans to launch its Urban Education Teacher Prep program by fall of 2019 under new dean Kandi Hill-Clarke.
January 16, 2018
Tennessee’s mediocre teacher training programs prompt ‘interventions’ with university presidents
Armed with sobering data, state officials meet with top brass at universities where programs have grown out of touch with the needs of K-12 classrooms.
June 26, 2017
Common Core is out. Tennessee Academic Standards are in. Here’s how teachers are prepping for the change.
About 6,000 teachers get a two-day crash course on changes in math and English language arts standards that will reach Tennessee classrooms this fall.
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June 22, 2017
Carmen Fariña wants to help New York City teachers get better at teaching. But some of her own reforms are getting in the way.
The chancellor’s emphasis on teaching the teachers marks a radical shift from the preceding administration.
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