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In case you missed it: Teacher ed, ELL, God in the stands

By Anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 12:22 PM

Teach Your Teachers Well New York Times (opinion)
The director of Williams College's teaching program, Susan Engel, suggests treating teaching like a craft, with intensive mentoring.

Students remaining in English language classes too long, study shows Los Angeles Times
Even though nearly 70% of students in ELL classes were born in the U.S., nearly 30% remain in ELL classes in high school.

Barred From Field, Religious Signs Move to Stands New York Times
Fearing a lawsuit, a Bible-belt school barred religious signs from the football field, but that did not silence revelers.

The Answer Sheet: The feuding is getting in the way Washington Post
Moving past a polarized debate is an important point to keep in mind as contract negotiations and major reform continue here, too.

Now that we bring you a roundup of Philly education news every day, "In case you missed it" will be a weekly roundup of national stories that we found interesting.

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Comments (1)

Submitted by Erika Owens (not verified) on November 2, 2009 2:02 pm

 Hear, hear to the Washington Post piece. The push to move past polarizing debates cannot be repeated enough.

The op-ed about teacher education makes a lot of good points, but why the emphasis on selectivity? Nothing Engel described wouldn't work well with average students, who are also committed to becoming teachers. Most people aren't gifted, elite college graduates, so why do we spend so much time talking about how to get those people to be teachers?

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