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Judge Rejects St. Louis Area Mother's School Admission Suit

Education Week - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 8:50am
A federal judge in St. Louis has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a woman who wanted to keep her son in a St. Louis charter school after she moved out of the city.
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Schools Prepare to Confront Questions on Race and Policing

Education Week - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 8:21am
In the wake of a spate of police-related shootings, educators grapple with how to help students—and one another—process the grief and address bigger issues of race and law enforcement.
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California Becomes First State With LGBTQ History Guidelines

Ed Week - Curriculum - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:00pm
California is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.
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Nominate a Respected Colleague for an AACTE Award

News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:58pm

The annual AACTE call for award nominations is currently open. As members of the AACTE Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability, we have the honor of overseeing the three Professional Achievement Awards. Please take a moment to nominate someone deserving for the 2017 Margaret B. Lindsey Award, David G. Imig Award, or Edward C. Pomeroy Award.

These awards honor individuals who have made a meaningful contribution to our profession with their research, policy leadership, or other service to the community. Certainly, you know someone whose tremendous impact on educator preparation deserves recognition. We hope you will take a moment to help us develop a robust pool of nominees for these awards:

  • The Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education recognizes distinguished achievement in research, by an individual or team of individuals, over the last decade that has had a major impact on the field of educator preparation. Lindsey was a longtime professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, whose own writing and research had a tremendous and lasting impact on the field. Recent recipients include Jeanne Wilcox of Arizona State University, Guofang Wan of Ohio University, and Richard Schwab of the University of Connecticut.
  • The David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education recognizes an individual for distinguished achievement in the field of policy and/or research related to policy in educator preparation. The career achievement acknowledged by this award must take place in the formulation, implementation, research, or analysis of educator preparation policy. The award is named for AACTE President/CEO Emeritus David G. Imig, who led the Association from 1980 to 2005. Recent recipients include Mary Brownell and Paul Sindelar of the University of Florida, Gary Galluzzo of George Mason University, and Mary Diez of Alverno College.
  • The Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education recognizes outstanding contributions to educator preparation, either through distinguished service to the educator preparation community or through the development and promotion of outstanding practices in educator preparation at the collegiate, state, or national level. It is named for Edward C. Pomeroy, who was AACTE’s executive director from 1952 to 1980. Recent recipients include Ena Shelley of Butler University, Pam Grossman of the University of Pennsylvania, and Deborah Ball of the University of Michigan.

Self-nominations are welcome for the Lindsey but not the Imig or Pomeroy awards. All nominations must be made through the online submission site no later than October 12. For more information on these and all of the AACTE awards for 2017, visit the awards web page.

Members of the Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability include Chair Mark Meyers, Xavier University; Board Liaison Arlinda Eaton, Kennesaw State University; George Drake, Millersville University; Debbie Rickey, Grand Canyon University; Patricia Hoffman-Miller, Prairie View A&M University; and Jill Shedd, Indiana University.

Taylor Honored as July Scholar of the Month

News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:52pm

Congratulations to July Holmes Scholar of the Month Adrianne Taylor! Taylor is a third-year doctoral candidate at Florida A&M University (FAMU). She is also a reading coach at Griffin Middle School, a Title I information technology school in Tallahassee, Florida. Her research interests include principal leadership at Title I schools, student achievement at high-poverty schools, and cross-curricular reading.

Taylor exudes the qualities of a Holmes Scholar not only within the organization (including writing for the Scholars Report newsletter) but also within her university and her school district. As vice president of the FAMU Holmes chapter, she facilitates professional development with preservice teachers focused on building capacity in using technology to enhance instruction. Most recently, Taylor was a presenter at the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Annual Meeting.

Using her passion for literacy as her platform, Taylor also works within her school and her district to assist teachers with effectively incorporating reading comprehension, vocabulary, and text-dependent writing in across content areas. She has served as an English/language arts curriculum writer for Leon County Schools and C-PALMS. She also serves as a member of her school’s School Improvement Plan team and the School Advisory Council.

Taylor’s dissertation topic is “Principals’ Capacity to Serve as Instructional Leaders at High-Poverty Schools.” Upon graduating, she aspires to become an administrator at a Title I school.

If you would like to nominate a Holmes Scholar of the Month, contact me at terrance.mcneil@famu.edu.

Larry Bock, Founder of USA Science and Engineering Festival, Dies at 56

Ed Week - Curriculum - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:22am
The biotech entrepreneur who founded the USA Science and Engineering Festival, a celebration of STEM learning held in Washington since 2010, has died of pancreatic cancer.
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Tennessee cutting testing time for students

Education Week - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 8:38am
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State assessment scores generally improve

Education Week - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 8:36am
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Four Ways to Protect Vulnerable Students Under ESSA

Education Week - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 8:28am
The language of the Every Students Succeeds Act could shortchange students in Title I schools, writes Teach Plus Executive Vice President Alice Johnson Cain.
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Need Advice on New Education Research Rules? National Board Can't Help Yet

Ed Week - Research - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:21pm
The National Board for Education Sciences will get a few more faces.
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Code.org Gets Facebook Boost for Diversity Efforts

Ed Week - Curriculum - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:19pm
The social media giant is giving the nonprofit Code.org $15 million over five years to focus on increasing diversity in computer science.
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