Claudio Sanchez http://kplu.org en Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers http://kplu.org/post/study-delivers-failing-grades-many-programs-training-teachers The nation's teacher-preparation programs have plenty of room for improvement, according to a new report.<p>A <a href="http://www.nctq.org/dmsStage/Teacher_Prep_Review_2014_Report">study released today by the National Council on Teacher Quality</a> argues that teaching colleges are too lenient in their admissions criteria and have failed to prepare their students to teach subjects like reading, math and science.<p>The study is the group's second in two years. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:47:49 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 17212 at http://kplu.org Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers Field Notes: Training Role Models For Young African-Americans http://kplu.org/post/field-notes-training-role-models-young-african-americans This past week was a reminder of how the educational landscape can go from momentous to tragic in a heartbeat. From a high school shooting outside Portland, Oregon to a California ruling that upended teacher tenure laws ... both are symptoms of the difficult challenges public education faces in the U.S. And there are so, so many more.<p>I've been on assignment the last few days for a story about a project named "Call Me Mister." Run out of Clemson University in South Carolina, for nearly 15 years now it's been recruiting and placing black male teachers in elementary schools. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:33:34 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 17169 at http://kplu.org Field Notes: Training Role Models For Young African-Americans Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP http://kplu.org/post/common-core-turns-business-leaders-against-oklahoma-gop Mike Neal gets annoyed when he talks about politicians in his state. Just three years ago, when the Common Core State Standards for education were implemented, no one had a problem with them, says Neal, president of the Tulsa, Okla., Regional Chamber of Commerce.<p>"It's been a really frustrating situation to the business community in Oklahoma in that we've all been on the same page, from the governor, the House, the Senate, school board members," Neal says. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:23:38 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 15703 at http://kplu.org Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High http://kplu.org/post/how-cost-college-went-affordable-sky-high <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL4PP2kS-fg</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:34:48 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 14989 at http://kplu.org How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7 http://kplu.org/post/what-us-can-learn-finland-where-school-starts-age-7 Finland, a country the size of Minnesota, beats the U.S. in math, reading and science, even though Finnish children don't start school until age 7.<p>Despite the late start, the vast majority arrive with solid reading and math skills. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:03:25 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 14587 at http://kplu.org What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7 Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen? http://kplu.org/post/part-time-professors-demand-higher-pay-will-colleges-listen When you think about minimum-wage workers, college professors don't readily come to mind. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:59:34 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 13190 at http://kplu.org Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen? Student Loan Deal Pales Against Other Education Cuts http://kplu.org/post/student-loan-deal-pales-against-other-education-cuts It came down to the wire, but finally, Republicans and Democrats agreed on a deal that keeps the interest rate on government-backed student loans from doubling. It will save the average borrower about $1,000 a year, but the compromise is likely to cost students a lot more than that over the long term.<p>The agreement that lawmakers passed Friday will keep interest rates at 3.4 percent for another year. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 08:35:34 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 5457 at http://kplu.org Student Loan Deal Pales Against Other Education Cuts