education schools

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    A glimpse into education school curriculum

    Notice that the paper must be on a “social justice issue related to education” and that she has already determined that the conservative “Congress man” is “basically someone who is working against public education.”…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2018
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    Will Republicans get credit for education school enrollment spike?

    The NC State College of Education released the following statement: The NC State College of Education will begin the 2018-19 academic year Wednesday, Aug. 22, with an expected 500 new undergraduate and graduate students — the college’s largest group of incoming students in over eight years. The new students…
    Terry Stoops, August 22, 2018
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    Top teacher education programs in North Carolina

    The National Council on Teacher Quality released their annual Teacher Prep Review rankings last week. High Point University was the top North Carolina university in the undergraduate elementary category.  In the undergraduate secondary category, Appalachian State University led the pack.  High Point and East Carolina University were ranked just…
    Terry Stoops, April 17, 2018
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    Education school enrollment increases by 16 percent

    The WUNC headline is “Enrollment At NC Teaching Programs Inches Back Up,” so one may have the impression that gains in UNC education school enrollment were trivial.  That is not the case. A five year decline in North Carolina students enrolling in teaching programs appears to be turning around.
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2017
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    Superintendent can’t back up claims

    In an op-ed published by NC Policy Watch, Mooresville Graded Superintendent Mark Edwards writes, The treatment of our state’s teachers is creating a drastic drop in enrollment in our Colleges of Education throughout North Carolina; furthermore, it is causing veteran teachers to retire ahead of when many planned because they…
    Terry Stoops, April 7, 2015
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    Who trains our teachers?

    Interesting factoid of the day: In North Carolina, nearly one-third of teachers who were awarded initial certification/licensure received their training in another state. State Percent Trained Out of State (2011) Alaska 75.3% Wyoming 70.5% Maryland 68.5% Hawaii 57.3% Colorado 46.4% Vermont 44.8% District of Columbia 42.4% Tennessee 41.4%…
    Terry Stoops, January 11, 2013
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    Vedder: Who Should Educate the Educators?

    Richard Vedder’s take on schools of education is nothing new, but it is still an enjoyable read. From The Chronicle of Higher Education website, The bottom line: I have long favored defunding schools of education, disallowing state subsidies to universities for courses taken in them, and even making it…
    Terry Stoops, September 27, 2011