Morning Announcements: Department of Education Unveils Preliminary Rules to Improve Teacher Preperation
November 26, 2014 11:18 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced preliminary rules on Tuesday requiring states to develop rating systems for teacher preparation programs that would track a range of measures, including the job placement and retention rates of graduates and the academic performance of their students. The New York Times
The federal proposal, which would require programs to track data on their graduates that includes job placement and the performance of students those graduates eventually teach, has drawn mixed reactions from teacher organizations.
Seven No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver states that have stayed on track with their teacher-evaluation systems will be eligible to apply for the longest possible waiver renewal, under a special, expedited process. Politics K-12 – Education Week
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