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U.S. Wants Teacher Training Programs to Track How Graduates’ Students Perform
11/26/14 | New York Times
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21st Century Teacher Education
Summer 2013| Education Next
The Department of Education released proposed rules yesterday that will require states to rate teacher preparation programs on measures that will include the academic performance of the students of their graduates, which the teacher preparation programs must track. These ratings may be used to determine which teacher training programs are eligible to receive certain federal grants. The proposed rules will be subject to public comment for 60 days.
Stephen Sawchuk of Teacher Beat provides more details on the proposed regulations here.
In an article for Education Next, Kate Walsh of the National Center for Teacher Quality explores why most ed schools have been doing a poor job of training teachers.