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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Carney, Molly Cummings; Keefe, Elizabeth Stringer; Burton, Stephani; Chang, Wen-Chia; Fernández, M. Beatriz; Miller, Andrew F.; Sánchez, Juan Gabriel; Baker, Megina – Teachers College Press, 2018
Teacher accountability has been a major strategy for "fixing" education for the last 2 decades. In this book, Cochran-Smith and her research team argue that it is time for teacher educators to reclaim accountability by adopting a new approach that features intelligent professional responsibility, challenges the structures and processes…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Teacher Responsibility
Suckow, Marjorie A. – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2018
This report presents the "Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2016-2017" as required by Title II of the Higher Education Act. In 2008, the law was reauthorized and changes were made to the Title II data collection and reporting requirements. The 2008-09 reporting year was the pilot year in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Enrollment
Suckow, Marjorie A. – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2017
This report presents the "Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2015-2016" as required by Title II of the Higher Education Act. In 2008, the law was reauthorized and changes were made to the Title II data collection and reporting requirements. The 2008-09 reporting year was the pilot year in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Enrollment
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Stern, Rebecca; Sánchez, Juan Garbiel; Miller, Andrew; Keefe, Elizabeth Stringer; Fernández, M. Beatriz; Chang, Wen-Chia; Carney, Molly Cummings; Burton, Stephani; Baker, Megina – National Education Policy Center, 2016
Teacher preparation has emerged as an acutely politicized and publicized issue in U.S. education policy and practice, and there have been fierce debates about whether, how, by whom, and for what purposes teachers should be prepared. This brief takes up four major national initiatives intended to improve teacher quality by "holding teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accountability, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
Suckow, Marjorie A. – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2016
This report presents the "Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2014-2015" as required by Title II of the Higher Education Act. In 2008, the law was reauthorized and changes were made to the Title II data collection and reporting requirements. The 2008-09 reporting year was the pilot year in…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2016
This 10th report on teacher quality presents information states reported to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in October 2012, October 2013, and October 2014. "Title II" of the "Higher Education Act of 1965" ("HEA"), as amended in 2008 by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), requires states to…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification
New Leaders, 2014
Despite the recent push to design and adopt educator evaluation systems, many states and local educational agencies (LEAs) have focused primarily on teacher evaluations and lack the appropriate attention to design and implementation of school leader evaluations and aligned professional development. And, since principals are responsible for…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Principals, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
New Leaders, 2014
Accounting for a quarter of a school's impact on student achievement, principals are the leverage point for education reform and the primary drivers of school improvement. School leaders have a greater influence on all students than teachers, and are the best long-term investment in effective teaching at scale. The current system of principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrator Qualifications
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2013
This ninth report on teacher quality presents information states reported to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in October 2011. Title II of the "Higher Education Act of 1965" (HEA), as amended in 2008 by the "Higher Education Opportunity Act" (HEOA), requires states to report annually on key elements of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
Results from national reading assessments reveal that millions of young people leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills required for career and college success. Young adults who lack reading and writing proficiency will likely be relegated to the ranks of unskilled workers in a world where literacy is an absolute…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Writing Skills, Reading Instruction
Babanoury, Betty – 1990
Noting that Lekotek means "play library" in Swedish, this brief report describes the Lekotek Center, a resource and support center for the parents of disabled children under the age of five, which is affiliated with the Galesburg (Illinois) Public Library. Background on the Lekotek organization, whose goal is to integrate children with…
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Childrens Libraries, Disabilities, Preschool Education
Hanifan, Thomas; Hoogheem, Cynthia L. – 1992
The Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) libraries received a federal College Library Technology and Cooperation grant to provide and link public access catalogs at each college of the district--Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, and Scott Community College. That network is named Quad-LINC (Quad Cities Libraries in…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Federal Aid, Grants
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Owens, Janice – 1997
This report summarizes a descriptive survey of fellowships awarded under the Library Education and Human Resource Development Program, Title II-B of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The study covered the years 1985-91 and was undertaken to determine the success of the fellows who were recruited into the training program, and to determine if their…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Employment Potential, Federal Programs