New guidelines for teacher preparation announced at USC by Secretary of Education John King with LAUSD’s Michelle King
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. was joined by LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King and a number of education leaders at the USC Rossier School of Education Wednesday to announce the release of his department’s new teacher preparation regulations. The regulations call for more detailed information to be gathered on how new teachers are performing,...
By Craig Clough | October 12, 2016
LAUSD invests in teacher prep, MLK Jr. Elementary at 100 years
At its meeting this week, the LA Unified board directed Superintendent Ramon Cortines to expand the teacher prep Career Ladder program, which helps supports district employees who want to become teachers. The resolution opens the program by another 300 participants, beginning next July. According to statistics cited in the resolution, enrollment in teacher preparation programs across...
By LA School Report | December 11, 2014
California sees declining teacher preparation enrollments
Via EdSource | By Louis Freedberg Enrollments in teacher preparation programs in California are continuing to decline at a precipitous rate, according to new figures from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In the 2012-13 school year, the last year for which figures are available, enrollments in teacher preparation programs dropped to 19,933 – down 53 percent from...
By LA School Report | October 10, 2014
New report says better teacher preparation is a key for reform
EdSource, a news organization that focuses on education policy, today released a detailed report that concludes better teacher preparation is vital to improved classroom achievement across California. The report, “Preparing World-Class Teachers: Essential Reforms of Teacher Preparation and Credentialing in California,” draws from research by other government agencies and groups, as well as from first-hand interviews...
By Craig Clough | October 9, 2014
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Update: Education Schools Denounce Critical Report
A new national report by the National Council on Teacher Quality and the U.S. News and World Report found that only four secondary programs in California — made the honor roll — none of which were in Los Angeles. Of 71 elementary training programs rated in California, 64% received the lowest scores, noted the LA Times. University...
By Brianna Sacks | June 19, 2013