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Dr. Arthur Levine selects Indiana to launch new program to overhaul teacher education

Dr. Arthur Levine, former president of the Teachers College said that Indiana and its universities are receptive to change. A $10 million pilot program will place some of the younger students and older scientists and mathematicians who want second careers, in local classrooms.

Dr. Arthur Levine, former president of the Teachers College at Columbia University and current president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, said teachers in training are not getting top-notch schooling.

In 2006, he released a highly critical report on the state of college education programs.

"And what it showed was standards of admission for teacher education were low. Graduation standards were equally low," said Levine.

The Woodrow Wilson fellows will get $30,000 stipends to attend IUPUI, Ball State, Purdue or the University of Indianapolis. They will earn a master's degree and must commit to teaching for three years in Indiana public schools. Levine said 2,000 people have inquired about the 80 openings.
 
The article, "Program aims to end teaching shortage” appeared at September 18th on the website "Wish TV 8" http://www.wishtv.com/Global/category.asp?C=1504&nav=menu35_1

Published Monday, Sep. 22, 2008

Dr. Arthur Levine selects Indiana to launch new program to overhaul teacher education

Dr. Arthur Levine, former president of the Teachers College at Columbia University and current president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, said teachers in training are not getting top-notch schooling.

In 2006, he released a highly critical report on the state of college education programs.

"And what it showed was standards of admission for teacher education were low. Graduation standards were equally low," said Levine.

The Woodrow Wilson fellows will get $30,000 stipends to attend IUPUI, Ball State, Purdue or the University of Indianapolis. They will earn a master's degree and must commit to teaching for three years in Indiana public schools. Levine said 2,000 people have inquired about the 80 openings.
 
The article, "Program aims to end teaching shortage” appeared at September 18th on the website "Wish TV 8" http://www.wishtv.com/Global/category.asp?C=1504&nav=menu35_1
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