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Who Makes Great Teachers?

Jun 18, 2013

SETTING THE TEACHING QUALITY BAR: The National CouncilOn Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has just released a controversial report, taking a tough line onteacher preparation programs. In this report you can find how the NCTQ isstacking teacher prep programs against one another, as well as how programswere rated. Notable points include: 

·  Noelementary school prep programs earned a perfect four stars.

·  Admissionrequirements for all teacher prep programs are heartrendingly low. Only aquarter of teacher prep programs are selective enough to take the top half oftheir class; others accept lower ranking students. 

·  Onlyseven percent of programs match student teachers with top performing seniorteachers.

Education pundits, including some who are oftenon the opposite side of issue, are fuming. Check out what DianeRavitch and LindaDarling-Hammond have to say. Theratings have been published by the U.S. Newsand World Report, infamousfor rating colleges and universities. NCTQ hopes to provide futureteachers with information on where to shop for the best programs, andadministrators with data on the quality of education their teachers aregetting.  Find more conversation around NCTQ in the twittersphere at#teacherprep. 


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Who Makes Great Teachers?

Jun 18, 2013

SETTING THE TEACHING QUALITY BAR: The National CouncilOn Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has just released a controversial report, taking a tough line onteacher preparation programs. In this report you can find how the NCTQ isstacking teacher prep programs against one another, as well as how programswere rated. Notable points include: 

·  Noelementary school prep programs earned a perfect four stars.

·  Admissionrequirements for all teacher prep programs are heartrendingly low. Only aquarter of teacher prep programs are selective enough to take the top half oftheir class; others accept lower ranking students. 

·  Onlyseven percent of programs match student teachers with top performing seniorteachers.

Education pundits, including some who are oftenon the opposite side of issue, are fuming. Check out what DianeRavitch and LindaDarling-Hammond have to say. Theratings have been published by the U.S. Newsand World Report, infamousfor rating colleges and universities. NCTQ hopes to provide futureteachers with information on where to shop for the best programs, andadministrators with data on the quality of education their teachers aregetting.  Find more conversation around NCTQ in the twittersphere at#teacherprep. 


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