On Board Online • March 27, 2017
By Cathy Woodruff
Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa says critics of the recent decision to drop a literacy test for teachers don't have all the facts.
"I, personally, find it insulting that people take this issue and run away with it without having the full story," she said of the reaction to the Regents' plan to stop administering the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) to prospective teachers.Read the entire article>>
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In an exclusive interview, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher tells Timothy Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), that school districts may need to hire 180,000 new teachers in the next ten years.
In her conversation with Kremer, Zimpher said, "We are having teacher shortages already, not just universal, but by region and by discipline. So, we need more second language teachers. We need more special ed teachers. We need more STEM teachers. We've known this, but it is finally catching up with us."Read the entire news release>>
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