Reps. Chu and Hinojosa Reintroduce “The Equal Access to Quality Education Act”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (March 22, 2013, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today celebrated Rep. Judy Chu’s (D-CA) and Rep. Rubén Hinojosa’s (D-Texas) reintroduction of H.R. 1334, “The Equal Access to Quality Education Act.” The bill, originally introduced in September…

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Student Diversity Is Up But Teachers Are Mostly White

From abc News By Emily Deruy Classrooms are becoming more diverse, but the people leading them remain predominantly white. More than 80 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in education awarded during the 2009-10 school year were to non-Latino white students, according to a new study by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).…

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Not What You Thought on Teacher Ed

From Inside Higher EdBy Zack Budryk WASHINGTON — The national group that represents teacher education colleges on Wednesday released data that it says show such programs have become more competitive to get into and more clinically oriented. “The good news is that we are taking selectivity very seriously,” said Sharon P. Robinson, president of the…

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Teacher Ed. Programs Show Signs of Improvement, AACTE Finds

From Ed WeekBy Nora Fleming Teacher education programs are using data, technology, and monitoring/tracking systems to improve, but still have a ways to go, says a report from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, released today. According to the AACTE, progress has been made, but obstacles to improvement persist. Not a surprise given…

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AACTE Releases First National Data Report on Teacher Preparation Profession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (March 20, 2013, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today released The Changing Teacher Preparation Profession: A Report from AACTE’s Professional Education Data System (PEDS) at a National Press Club briefing in Washington, D.C. The report unveils…

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Minority Groups Remain Outnumbered at Teaching Programs, Study Reports

From The New York TimesBy Motoko Rich Despite major changes in the racial makeup of American public school students, the people training to be teachers are still predominantly white. According to a study being released Wednesday by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, which represents colleges and universities with teacher certification programs, 82…

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Project Seeks to Trace Development of Novice Teachers’ Skills

From Education WeekBy Stephen Sawchuk What skills do teacher education programs set out to teach? What understanding of those topics do their graduates actually come away with? And which of those competencies help improve academic outcomes for students? Those questions are at the heart of a three-year, federally funded study now under way by researchers…

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New Teacher Assessment Tool Making Headway in Education Programs

From Diverse: Issues in Higher Education by Jamaal Abdul-Alim ORLANDO, Fla. — When Evelyn Perry — an administrator within the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University — first learned about a relatively new teacher assessment tool known as edTPA, her first reaction was, “This is a lot of work.” But after…

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Holmes Scholars: The Next Generation of Higher Education Faculty

From Diverse: Issues in Higher Education by Jamaal Abdul-Alim Orlando, Fla. – When Saron LaMothe served as counselor for several K-12 schools in some of this city’s most impoverished areas, she used to pick up on cues from Black students indicating that they felt they weren’t meant for certain careers. Sometimes, she said, the cues…

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