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Jackie Mader

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California struggles to assess teacher training programs

Graduate students in the teacher preparation program at California State University, Northridge discuss their student teaching assignments. Before they graduate, they will spend hundreds of hours in classrooms across the greater Los Angeles area.Jackie Mader / The Hechinger Report NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ­­– On a recent afternoon at California State University, Northridge, Nancy Prosenjak was attempting

May 16, 2013
Education

California test for aspiring teachers serving as model for national exam

Mario Martinez, a graduate student in California State University, Northridge’s teacher preparation program, examines a high school algebra test he created for a class assignment.Jackie Mader / The Hechinger Report     NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – It took less than a minute for Mario Martinez to finish the first six questions of the algebra exam that

May 16, 2013
Education

Programs offering alternative routes to teaching careers grow

Landon Yurica and Alycia Jones, part of the Urban Teacher Residency program, watch their mentor teacher deliver a geometry lesson at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles.Jackie Mader / The Hechinger Report    INGLEWOOD, Calif. – In the back of a 10th-grade geometry classroom on a recent morning at Washington Preparatory High School, nine

May 16, 2013