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"Reforms" Undermine Teacher Preparation in the United States

Alan Singer | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

The secondary education student teachers I work with in New York State are in the process of completing and submitting their edTPA portfolio to Pearso...

Pearson Rips Off Students with Tests Designed for Failure

Alan Singer | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

New York State, in partnership with Pearson Education, is making it increasingly harder and more expensive to become a teacher without evidence that their demands and tests will improve education in the state.

Smacking Down the Opposition: edTPA Advocacy in Illinois

Rick Ayers | Posted 11.09.2015 | Education
Rick Ayers

The Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) is the new set of evaluations of teacher candidates that is spreading across the country. Packag...

4 Ways You Can Drop the F-bomb Appropriately in Ed Tech

Adam J. Geller | Posted 09.23.2015 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Here are four models for free* distribution that may be convincing enough to win a district's' confidence and, ultimately, adoption of your product.

How Education Policy Waves Shape Ed-Tech Products

Adam J. Geller | Posted 07.22.2015 | Education
Adam J. Geller

The current congressional debate for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the law which determines federal policy for public schools, is certain to create new opportunities for businesses and may even create new roadblocks.

SCALE and edTPA Fire Back!: Methinks They Doth Protest Too Much

Alan Singer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Beverly Falk, a professor of Early Childhood Education at the City College of New York and the director of its Graduate Program posted a statement defending the Teacher Professional Assessment, better known as edTPA. But there are a few things Dr. Falk neglected to mention in her defense.

Problems With Pearson's Student Teacher Evaluation System -- It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Hofstra University administrators recently received access to closed online edTPA material with sample teaching videos in different subject areas, but these were also unevaluated so again I could only guess at how they were rated.

A New Approach To Teacher Training

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Most candidates for a teaching license in the United States have to pass written exams testing their knowledge of teaching theory and specific subject...

Missouri Increases Standards For Teacher Preapration

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Jessica Bock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Education

Before stepping into her own classroom, Allison Brown wanted to be prepared for everything that becoming a teacher would throw at her. Planning and t...