Claudio Sanchez http://www.kunc.org en A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education http://www.kunc.org/post/major-shift-promised-oversight-special-education-programs The Obama administration said Tuesday that the vast majority of the 6.5 million students with disabilities in U.S. schools today are not receiving a quality education, and that it will hold states accountable for demonstrating that those students are making progress.<p>Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced what he calls "a major shift" in how the government evaluates the effectiveness of federally funded special education programs.<p>"It's not enough for a state to be compliant if students can't read or do math," Duncan said. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 58167 at http://www.kunc.org A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers http://www.kunc.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 20:42:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 57882 at http://www.kunc.org Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers Field Notes: Training Role Models For Young African-Americans http://www.kunc.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 12:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 57826 at http://www.kunc.org Field Notes: Training Role Models For Young African-Americans College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea http://www.kunc.org/post/college-free-tulsa-radical-idea The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don't need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:37:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 57600 at http://www.kunc.org College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea Despite Expansion, Many Pre-K Programs Fail To Reach Immigrant Kids http://www.kunc.org/post/despite-expansion-many-pre-k-programs-fail-reach-immigrant-kids Most states have embarked on a significant expansion of preschool programs, but a new report says they appear to be missing the kids who need these programs most: low-income, immigrant children. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 57291 at http://www.kunc.org