News Tag: Teacher Education Initiative

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

At Detroit meeting, Deborah Ball offers update of Council for Educator Effectiveness progress

Tags: ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher education initiative, teacher effectiveness

The council will report to the legislature on April 30 on its work developing state evaluations tools for teachers and school administrators and on instruments to assess student growth.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Deborah Ball appointed to MI Governor's Council on Educator Effectiveness

Tags: ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher education initiative, teacher effectiveness

The council was created to provide tools that improve teacher effectiveness and is to issue recommendations next April.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Mitchell-Scarlett Partnership kicks off its first year

Tags: ball, community engagement, elementary education, k-12, khasnabis, mitchellscarlett, reischl, secondary education, teacher education, teacher education initiative

Articles on AnnArbor.com and in the Ann Arbor Journal cover the September 13 kick-off party and include Deborah Ball, Cathy Reischl, and Debi Khasnabis discussing the collaboration.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan calls U-M School of Education a national model

Tags: bahr, bain, ball, cohen, digital signage, palincsar, sellers, teacher education, teacher education initiative, teacher quality

Coverage on MLive.com and AnnArbor.com includes Duncan saying our work "has extraordinary national implications."


Friday, July 22, 2011

Deborah Ball discusses teacher assessments in light of Michigan's new teacher tenure law

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, policy, teacher education, teacher education initiative, teacher quality, testing

Tenure decisions will be based on teachers' assessments. What should be assessed, Ball says, are teachers' classroom skills.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Deborah Ball comments on NCTQ's report of teacher education programs

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, teacher education, teacher education initiative, teacher quality

Ball said that the report identified important issues, but said it was more complicated than simply requiring a minimum amount of time. Real teacher education reform will come from student teachers observing and learning specific skills from high-quality teachers, and then demonstrating—with direct assessment—that they have learned the necessary skills.


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Bringing Spanish to the schools

Tags: community, community engagement, coolican, elementary education, freeman, k-12, teacher education initiative

An innovative partnership with Ann Arbor Public Schools provides Spanish language instruction in elementary schools.


Friday, March 18, 2011

On call-in radio show, Deborah Ball says better teacher preparation the most effective route to better U.S. education

Tags: ball, class size, curricula, digital signage, elementary education, k-12, secondary education, teacher education, teacher education initiative, teacher quality

She talked about teacher status, class size, and education funding, and emphasized that effective teacher preparation would be the most powerful lever in improving K-12 education in the U.S. on the Pat Morrison Show on Southern California Public Radio (89.3 KPCC).


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Deborah Ball comments on the challenges the myriad curricula in the U.S. pose to teacher preparation

Tags: ball, curricula, digital signage, policy, teacher education, teacher education initiative

An A.P. article examined differences between teachers and teaching in the U.S. and those in international countries that produce higher scores on student assessments in reading, science, and mathematics. Some of the major distinctions include selectivity of the teaching profession and status, pay, and support of teachers.


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