The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees voted today to name the Graduate School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences for David T. Bailey, a longtime supporter of the college and the university.
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Anthony Bryk, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is serving as the 2015 Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecturer at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, at the Crown Plaza, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive.
The university’s teacher training program consistently produces graduates who outperform other teachers in the state, according to a report released today by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The program also is one of Tennessee’s top four producers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers, areas of critical need for the state, according to the 2013 Report Card on Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs.
The Graduate School of Education will present a community screening of the feature-length documentary “American Teacher” at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 30, at the Clarence Brown Theatre. A brief panel discussion will follow the viewing. The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the challenges of public education and the daily realities teachers face.
Susan Benner, associate dean and director of the Graduate School of Education, is one of ten education experts who will participate in today’s discussion on “Student Teaching: The Make or Break of Teacher Prep” and the National Council on Teacher Quality review of teacher education programs in Washington, DC. About 200 educators, education reform proponents, and representatives of governmental agencies will attend the event.