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In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a series of proposals to increase access to a high-quality education. Among them were initiatives to make quality early education accessible to every child, to redesign the country‚Äôs high schools to meet the needs of the real world, and to tackle the spiraling cost of college. The proposals complemented other efforts to strengthen the middle class, including calls to raise the minimum age and reform immigration. Among the...
"We have to get out of the catch-up business, and the best way to get out of the catch-up business and to level the playing field is to get our babies off to a great start. [The best investment that we can make] is to increase access to early childhood education - making sure it is high-quality and reaching children and communities historically underserved.... If our children enter kindergarten ready to learn, I feel fantastic about where they can go." Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (2/1/13...
By Bobbi Taylor, M.Ed.February 2012  We'll always want and need excellent teachers to serve the youth of our state. Although we are in a period when teachers are not as desperately needed as they were a few years ago, we must still continue preparing excellent teachers; we must keep the "pipeline" going!. It is anticipated that in the next 3-4 years, teachers will once again be in demand, particularly in the critical needs areas of: Secondary Math, Secondary Science, and Middle Grades and...
"It's the most important task we have," says President Bowles. Erskine Bowles, President of the University of North Carolina system, spoke at the ground-breaking of the new building for the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University on December 4, 2008. He reported that out of thousands of people who were surveyed through the NCTomorrow initiative, 83% ranked improving public education as the most important challenge in their communities. So, the number one responsibility of the...
From GoBlueRidge.net - see Full story by Steve Frank Friday, 19 August 2011 A full house of ASU faculty, staff, students, and administrators joined a host of other dignitaries yesterday for the dedication and ribbon cutting to open the new Reich College of Education building. The overflow crowd saw the transition from Edwin Duncan Hall to the new facility, with Chancellor Ken Peacock, playing his role as the cheerleader, giving the education department message to the entire university...
Appalachian State University will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new College of Education Building Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at 4 p.m. The building is located at the corner of College and Howard streets. Guided tours of the building will follow the formal ceremony. Tours will conclude at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The new 124,547 square-foot-building will house the Reich College of Education. Features of the five-story building will include 121 faculty offices, 17 classrooms, 12...
There are five reliable teacher sources: The fifteen University of North Carolina Teacher Education Programs Twenty-two Private/Ind. Colleges in NC Out-of-State Returners Regional Alternative Licensing Centers The areas of critical need in NC are: SEC, Math, SEC Science, MG (especially Math and Science) and Special Education. Because of the four other reliable sources, it is estimated that the University of North Carolina Teacher Education programs should be producing 55%-60% of the teachers...
"For Lateral Entry licenses to remain valid, an individual must meet the testing and progressive requirements within the 3-year limit, whether or not employment continues in a NC school system." So, this is a three-year calendar limit. Individuals who do not fulfill the requirements of their Lateral Entry license within the three years they are initially given may be issued another Lateral Entry license when: They have passed the required Praxis II exam(s) for the specialty area in which their...
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