- Deborah Loewenberg Ball quoted in San Jose Mercury News
The San Jose Mercury News quoted Deborah Ball in a March 4 piece that aggregates education professionals' opinions about the U.S. proposal to increase regulation of teacher traning programs. Ball: "What if airplane pilots said, 'my first three years were a wreck'? We worry about the safety of people at the hands of these other professions. Why don't we worry about children being at the hands of an adult, even a well-meaning adult, who doesn't know what he or she is doing?"
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- Deborah Loewenberg Ball Mentioned in Detroit News
A January 23 Detroit News column – “Finish work on teacher evaluations” – mentions Deborah Ball. Teacher evaluations are expected to be the first order of business for the Michigan Senate Education Committee this year. Ball’s work leading the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness, which made expert recommendations to Michigan lawmakers in 2013, was referenced in the article.
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- Deborah Loewenberg Ball Interviewed on Boston Public Radio
Deborah Ball commented on the consequences of the “burnout” rate for teachers and the need to better prepare teachers for schools on a January 8 news program on Boston public radio station WGBH. “Obviously there are programs that prepare people well for teaching. But overall, as a nation, we grossly under-prepare people for this work and the fact that it's so variable and often quite minimal compared to other occupations is shameful."
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- Kansas City Star Quotes Deborah Ball on Teacher Preparation
Deborah Loewenberg Ball was quoted in a November 14 article in the Kansas City Star discussing current major efforts to reform first-year teacher preparation. The Star referenced Ball’s comments from her recent keynote address at an Education Writers Association symposium: “There is an overwhelming lack of public respect for the work of teachers” in the U.S., and new teacher preparation “should be a public issue of vital moral, practical and political urgency.”
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- Education Writers Association Features Deborah Ball Keynote
On November 3, the Education Writer's Association published a feature on the keynote address Deborah Loewenberg Ball delivered at the organization's October 21 seminar on teaching in Detroit. Ball discussed improving the teaching profession–which will require addressing a "legacy of benign neglect." Her talk ranged from teacher preparation, to diversity, to teacher evaluations.
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- Time Magazine Features Deborah Ball in “Building a Better Teacher” Excerpt
On September 5, Time magazine published an excerpt from Elizabeth Green’s book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) that features Deborah Loewenberg Ball’s “revolutionary” early teaching career.
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- Deborah Ball Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
On April 23, Deborah Loewenberg Ball was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ball was one of five U-M faculty members and leaders invited to join the elite honor society and independent policy research center this year. Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society. Members include many of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders, including more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. Members of the 2014 class will be formally inducted on October 11.
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