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Ohio Trains More Teachers Than It Needs

Stephanie Gaudion wants to teach children with disabilities.

Like many education majors, Melissa Beaune knew it would be tough to find a job after graduation, especially since she wanted to work with young children. Beaune, a sophomore at Cleveland State University, thought—briefly—about going into a medical field where jobs might be more plentiful. But science and math were  never really her things. She [...]

Five Things to Learn From Ohio’s New Teacher Preparation Program Evaluations

Teacher helps student

Gates Foundation / Flickr Ohio colleges and universities produce about 6,000 teachers a year. Now, for the first time, there’s a way to tell which colleges of education are doing a good job and which have, well, room for improvement. The Ohio state agency that oversees higher education — the Board of Regents – has released [...]

Talk Show Explores How Ohio Education Schools Are Teaching Our Teachers

Today, WCPN’s morning talk show “The Sound of Ideas” takes on the issue of teacher preparation: With a new school year underway, we are devoting a program to the grooming of future teachers. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said that most of the country’s 1,450 teacher-training programs are doing a “mediocre job.” So, what [...]

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