State Officials Look to Improve Teaching

Monday, Nov 16, 2009  |  Updated 8:00 AM EDT
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New York's Board of Regents is considering innovations to improve teaching.

The policy-making board will consider new requirements for incoming teachers to demonstrate knowledge of a subject and classroom skills that can be linked to effective instruction.

In addition to performance-based assessments for new teachers, the board will consider additional assessments for teachers who are two years into the job. Teachers could also take longer to earn a master's degree.

The board is considering a pilot program of alternatives to colleges for training future teachers. The new options could include museums and cultural institutions.

Regents also want to draw more teachers now employed in the sciences.

A noon presentation is planned for Monday and a live webcast of the presentation will be available at: http://pointers.audiovideoweb.com/asxfiles-live/1c2winlive6542.asx (Windows Media) or http://interface.audiovideoweb.com/lnk/avweb2reallive2144/live.rm/play (Real Media).

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