Teacher education

Standing Up by Sitting Out

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Scientists are boycotting Kansas hearings to debate the pros and cons of evolution.

Challenge to Teacher Ed

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For-profit venture seeks to offer a new model, involving close ties to school districts and a curriculum based on the latest research. 

Playing Offense, Not Defense

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Teacher education programs, blasted in recent years, seek to show that they're changing and welcome accountability.

What They Don't Know

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States should create "alternate routes" to becoming a teacher. Colleges should require future teachers to major in a field other than education. These are two of the scores of reforms of teacher education that have been put forth in the last 20 years.

College Withdraws Credits Awarded in Distance Education Scheme

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Otterbein College withdraws thousands of bogus credits awarded to hundreds of Florida teachers in scheme approved by associate dean.

Educating Africa, Virtually

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New grant aims to help African teachers harness power of the Internet to try to educate a struggling continent.

Staying the Science Course

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Academics tell lawmakers that quality of undergraduate teaching is crucial to the pipeline.

Following the Money

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In church-state dispute, court says just because a university has spent federal grant doesn't mean it can't be forced to repay it.

The Hot Choice, Post-College

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Teach For America sees record number of applicants, and is becoming more competitive than many top law schools.

Help for All Adjuncts

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Online program allows colleges to help part-timers prepare for an array of classroom issues.


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