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Student teaching and teacher placements

My friends who know much more than I do about the nitty-gritty of teacher education say that the student teaching experience is critical. One thing districts could do more of is to provide well-mentored, student teaching opportunities and then go … Continue reading

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  1. RT @NCTQ: Good @ProfitOfEd write-up of @CEDR_US paper on role of student teacher placement in #teachers teaching near home http://t.co/t5f9…

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Disappointing evidence on board certification

National Board Certified teachers have to go to great lengths to prove their accomplishments. Quite a few states offer moderate bonuses to teachers who achieve NBCT status. So I’m a bit surprised at evidence offered by James Cowan and Dan Goldhaber that … Continue reading

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  1. @NCTQ says:

    .@ProfitOfEd: CEDR on Natl Board Cert (http://t.co/uXp1U7DX8Z): bonuses get NBCT’s into high-poverty schools – at best no impact on outcomes

  2. @WilsonBoyd says:

    RT @MrPABruno: They find bonuses increase NBCT participation but not achievement.//Disappointing evidence on board certification http://t.c…

  3. They find bonuses increase NBCT participation but not achievement.//Disappointing evidence on board certification http://t.co/TVT9N2iP9H

  4. @nwaymack says:

    RT @ProfitOfEd: Disappointing evidence on board certification: National Board Certified teachers have to go to great lengths to … http://…

  5. @ChadAldeman says:

    RT @ProfitOfEd: Disappointing evidence on board certification: National Board Certified teachers have to go to great lengths to … http://…

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Dan Goldhaber and me in the Los Angeles Times

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Majoring in education

I wrote last month about my surprise at learning that only about half of teachers were education majors. Dan Goldhaber sent me a note pointing out that a number of states encourage potential teachers to do an “academic” major, and … Continue reading

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  1. @MrPABruno says:

    Given how many subjects elementary teaches have to teach, not sure an academic concentration in college would help. http://t.co/fhQMUqsyns

  2. @ProfitOfEd says:

    Majoring in education: I wrote last month about my surprise at learning that only about half of teachers were ed… http://t.co/uBF7BktABD

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Seattle Times Op-Ed

Seattle Times, November 15, 2014  

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Guess who doesn’t get the good teachers

Would it shock you to hear that low-income students/minority students/lower-achieving students all get given weaker teachers on average? Probably not. Dan Goldhaber and team have put together data documenting how the issues. (The data is for Washington State, but I expect … Continue reading

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STEM and special ed teacher shortages

There’s a shortage of teachers prepared to teach in science and math and other technical fields and there’s a shortage of teachers with special education training. This has been true for decades and hasn’t gotten noticeably better. In the private … Continue reading

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What do student teachers do after they student teach?

Dan Goldhaber and crew have asked a question about the teacher labor market that I haven’t seen discussed elsewhere: Do student teachers go into teaching or do they end up in some other job? I was surprised to see how many … Continue reading

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Teacher SATs are improving

Dan Goldhaber and Joe Walch have some happy news for us: SATs of new teachers are improving. That’s a headline that’s been picked up on, but Goldhaber and Walch offer more than just that simple blog-byte. Take a look at … Continue reading

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  1. And, as always, I’ve been writing about why for a long time:

    http://educationrealist.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/teacher-quality-report-lacking-a-certain-quality/

    Average white teacher quality has always been quite high. The new requirements in 2002 did much to chop off the bottom group, which was almost entirely black and Hispanic.

    Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if there were any evidence that chopping off that bottom group, wiping out a lot of black and Hispanic teachers, actually improved outcomes? But let’s ignore that part, and just celebrate the further whitening of the teacher force.

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Teacher performance estimates: some facts

As promised Monday, here are some facts on the source of variation in value-added estimates of teacher ability. I’ve condensed these down from a newly published paper by Dan Goldhaber and Michael Hansen. Here’s a picture. What this means is that … Continue reading

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