Tag Archives: teacher quality

NPR Morning Edition: Importance of Teacher Training

NPR’s Morning Edition aired story today about California’s AB 221 bill that would ban Teach For America in low-income schools. For more visit the post You are Invited!: Should Teach For America (TFA) be banned in California Schools? For all of Cloaking Inequity’s posts on Teach For America click here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Want

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Teach For America exported and going Global!

Did you know that Teach For America is being exported worldwide? Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America (TFA) that provides voice to educators, parents, students, and other key stakeholders. Truth For America is co-hosted by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig and Dr. T. Jameson Brewer. They are joined in Episode 12 by Dr. Rolf Straubhaar, a University

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Storified: @NALEO features Clinton, Sanders and Castro et al. on Education #NALEOconf15

What do you think politicians are telling Latinos about education these days? I recently had the opportunity to hear the thinking of Sec. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sec. Julian Castro, Dr. Ben Carson and others LIVE at the 2015 NALEO conference in Las Vegas. I attended to discuss educational policy and share research with attendees and to gauge their

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Teaching as a Profession?: Heading for the Exits, Fellows, and North Carolina

Teacher attrition is an issue across the United States. Amongst traditionally trained teachers, about 50% leave after 5 years. The infamous Teach For America program has an attrition rate of about 80% after five years (this is why Teach For America wants to focus the public on a 50% in “education” field number). As seen on TV, North Carolina teachers

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Startling Findings?: Black students “hardest hit” by Teacher Quality Inequities

This is why the Civil Rights data collection by DoEd is so important. EdWeek published a piece entitled Black Students Less Likely to Be Taught By Certified Teachers, Ed. Dept. Data Show. A few months ago Cloaking Inequity took up this issue in the post Whats Good for Goose, is Good for Gander: Feds propose changes to Civil Rights data I wrote at the time:

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Politicians v. Experts: The Latest on “Value-added” Modeling

I find it disconcerting that Cuomo (and the feds) are punishing the New York City Schools by withholding $400 million because they refuse to adopt “value-added” modeling that some consider as “frauds” and “junk science.” Growth models were also an issue in the recent Chicago teacher strike. Who should we listen to on value-added modeling? The politicians or the experts? It’s

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