teacher training

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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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    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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    Want to teach in OH or PA? Good luck

    We’ve heard a lot about teachers who are leaving North Carolina public schools to teach in another state.  The reasons behind their decision to exit vary considerably.  Liberals want the public to believe that policies instituted by Republican lawmakers are to blame.  In some cases, the cumulative effect on statewide…
    Terry Stoops, November 15, 2013
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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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    PDK: Republicans are winning the education debate

    In the September issue of the Phi Delta Kappan, Joan Richardson argues that the recent PDK poll indicates that Republicans are winning the education debate. When the editor looks at the PDK/Gallup Poll numbers, she sees an American public that largely has been won over by reform ideas first…
    Terry Stoops, September 16, 2011