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City raises the bar on certifying teachers

Source: nydailynews.com Posted By: Faye C...3258 days ago

The State Board of Regents plans to require new teachers to show classroom expertise and prove they can improve test scores before they are certified.

"It's a sea change to focus on the practice rather than a quasi-academic paper and pencil test," said state Education Commissioner David Steiner.

Steiner said he had seen a "tragic disconnect" with some teachers who get A's in coursework and perform poorly in the classroom.

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