Aug 05, 2011

Thinking Outside the Teacher-Prep Box

The state of New York is experimenting with a variety of approaches to training teachers.
Thinking Outside the Teacher-Prep Box

In a recent article for Education Week, Stephen Sawchuk writes that "of all the states that have taken steps to rethink systems for preparing teachers, New York appears to be experimenting with the greatest variety of approaches."

Sawchuk highlights a series of actions by the state Board of Regents over the past 1½ years, as well as the state's move to tie a series of teacher assessments to its tiered-certification system, which ultimately will require all teachers to pass performance exams and demonstrate their impact on student learning to receive a professional certificate.

Read the full article in Education Week.

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