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Afternoon Announcements: Educators Provide Expert Perspectives on the Future of Teacher Preparation Programs

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October 22, 2013 04:23 pm

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Using Seattle Public Schools (SPS) as a model, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education shows how high-quality curriculum and innovative school designs that support the use of students’ home languages, as well as English, produce better outcomes for English language learners (ELLs). Alliance for Excellent Education

“As the U.S. education system embraces digital learning, the teaching profession needs to change the way the nation’s teachers are prepared,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. “Who better to ask how to make this change than people in schools and classrooms who see the need every day?” Bob Wise on a report released today from the Alliance on Expert Perspectives for Teacher Preparation Programs in the Digital Age

A survey released yesterday from The Opportunity Nation coalition finds that almost 6 million youth are neither in school nor working. Associated Press

The Common Core Standards will reach the least-served students in public education, including low-income, African-American, and Latino students. The new standards represent a path to high-quality and high-standards curriculum that many have not had been granted access. Education Week

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