Teacher Ed Task Force: News
Here you will find news stories focusing on teacher education issues.
Academic Year 2016-2017
Plattsburgh Press-Republican: SUNY chancellor: Critical teacher shortage on the way, Oct. 15, 2016
Huffington Post: Laura Chapman’s Review of John King’s Teacher Ed Regulations, Oct. 12, 2016
Huffington Post: Randi Slams John King for His Teacher Education Regulations, Oct. 12, 2016
Chalkbeat: Teach for America’s presence in New York City hits 11-year low, Sept. 13, 2016
Huffington Post: ETS to Replace Students with Avatars in Teacher Certification Exams, Aug. 25, 2016
Buffalo News: Buffalo schools getting 30 new teachers through program Rumore criticizes, July 20, 2016
Times Record Herald: State education officials warn of impending teacher shortage, June 7, 2016
Academic Year 2015-2016Times Union: LeBrun: Latest report on teaching doesn't make the grade, May 28, 2016
Huffington Post: Teacher Pipeline Still Drying Up, April 3, 2016
Nervous Pearson (Mis)Education Responds to Protests, March 31, 2016
Washington Post: New York is in for a sea change in education policy. Here’s what and why, March 22, 2016
Huffington Post: Pearson Rips Off Students with Tests Designed for Failure, Feb. 4, 2016
Diane Ravitch's blog: New York--How Pearson Rips Off Teacher Candidates, Feb. 2, 2016
Huffington Post: New York Regents Challenge Governor’s Educational Deform Agenda, Nov. 30, 2015
Huffington Post: Smacking Down the Opposition: edTPA Advocacy in Illinois, Nov. 9, 2015
View and download SED's contract with Pearson, Inc. to create and administer teacher certification tests
NYS Board of Regents contacts & UUP/NYSUT/PSC-CUNY transition recommendations and plan, April 2015
Statement and Recommendations from union members on the NYS Board of Regents edTPA Task Force, February 2015
Software to Indict Plagiarists and the edTPA, Alexandra Miletta's blog, Oct. 31, 2015
Committee Chair: Jamie DanglerUUP Vice-President for Academics
To represent UUP on the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Workgroup, monitor changes in Teacher Education program requirements, monitor NYS directives and proposals for Teacher Education programs, assist in developing UUP responses to State Education Department proposals and initiatives through recommendations to the President for UUP, assess the impact of changes in Teacher Education programs on UUP members.
UUP is an affiliate of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). The UUP Teacher Education Task Force is part of the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Work Group. Through participation in the NYSUT Work Group UUP members have opportunities to share information and engage in collaborative work with NYSUT officers and staff as well as members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY).
The Task Force serves as UUP’s organizational locus, connecting members from across the state in a broader effort to address Teacher Education issues. Academics and professionals involved in SUNY teacher preparation programs work together to:
Share information and ideas
Provide input to the leadership of UUP/NYSUT for the development of official communications, proposals, strategies, and action plans to address teacher education issues
Serve as liaisons between the UUP leadership and our members at the chapter level
Participate in meetings with State and SUNY officials
Disseminate information about opportunities to participate in state-level or national discussions, comment periods, or other forums for input.