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EWA Seminar: How Well Is the U.S. Preparing Its Teachers?

How well are teachers being prepared for their jobs? How can colleges of education improve the quality of their programs and the effectiveness of their graduates? On Saturday, Oct.27 at the University of Minnesota, the Education Writers Association will hold a one-day seminar for journalists that will tackle these pressing questions for the nation’s school system.

We’ll look at the groundswell for teacher preparation programs to overhaul how aspiring educators are trained, and how those programs are being held newly accountable for how well their graduates perform on the job. The keynote speaker with be Arthur Levine, past president of the Teachers College at Columbia University. And Kate Walsh of the National Council on Teacher Quality and Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University will discuss NCTQ’s controversial plans to rate teacher training programs for the first time.  

There are limited scholarships available to help cover your travel costs — including airfare and hotel. However, time is running out so be sure to apply today. 

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