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Nov

The New York Graduate Scholarship Program was created to address the staffing needs in critical shortage areas and to improve the delivery of service to New York City Public School students. This program prepares participants to serve in the areas of Bilingual Special Education, Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Language Pathology, Monolingual and Bilingual Visually Impaired and Bilingual School Psychology.

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Nov

The Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) is asking lawmakers to take action to keep pensions solvent. According to reports, the KTRS wants lawmakers to issue bonds during the next legislative session. It is reported that the supporters say the move would stabilize the pension plan, which has $13.8 billion in unfunded liabilities, and reduce taxpayer costs in the long term. Critics of pension bonds say the move would add up to borrowing more money to pay off debt.

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Nov

A cross-institution partnership is now working to improve the preparation of middle and high school math teachers for the changes brought by the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. According to reports, the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership, or MTEP, a project of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, is bringing together 38 teams of university and community college faculty and K-12 educators from across the states.

20

Nov

Some good news for the 265 North Carolina teachers as U.S. Cellular is funding their classroom projects through the company’s “Calling All Teachers” program. According to reports, this is the company’s fourth time working with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org and this year funded $1 million in impactful and engaging classroom projects submitted by public school teachers.

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Nov

Career and technical education has been gaining a lot of limelight and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has recently hosted a summit on the same. According to reports, various eminent speakers including Vice President Joe Biden who attended the summit have stated that career and technical education and workforce development create multiple pathways to high school and higher education graduation, real-world job skills and economic prosperity.