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Isle teacher programs graded among worst

Two UH curriculums receive zero stars while Chaminade's fare better with one and two

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 19, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii's elementary- and high-school teaching degree programs are among the worst in the country when it comes to preparing new teachers for the classroom, according to a new report that slams many of the nation's teacher colleges.</p>
<p>The National Council on Teacher Quality &mdash; an outspoken policy group that advocates for tougher teacher standards and evaluations and clashes with teacher unions &mdash; reviewed more than 1,100 programs that turn out 170,000 new teachers each year, using a four-star rating system.</p>
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Hawaii's elementary- and high-school teaching degree programs are among the worst in the country when it comes to preparing new teachers for the classroom, according to a new report that slams many of the nation's teacher colleges.

The National Council on Teacher Quality — an outspoken policy group that advocates for tougher teacher standards and evaluations and clashes with teacher unions — reviewed more than 1,100 programs that turn out 170,000 new teachers each year, using a four-star rating system. Login for more...



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