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AM News: Rival Teacher Prep Approaches In Congress

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Differing Viewpoints on Teacher Preparation Reflected in New Bills EdWeek: The first bill, known as the GREAT Act, was introduced May 23 in the House by Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Tom Petri (R-Wis.), and in the Senate by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.). The second bill, known as the Educator Preparation Reform Act, introduced the same day, is sponsored by Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.).

President Obama calls on teachers to help identify mental health disorders EdSource Today: More than 75 percent of mental illnesses, including depression, panic disorder, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa, emerge when children are school-aged or young adults, Obamanoted.

Candidates but Also Parents and Former Students NYT: The 11 contenders, who have a mix of backgrounds in private and public education, have made standardized testing and arts classes familiar issues in the campaign.

The Students That Keep Teachers Inspired NPR: Teachers endure bored, misbehaving, or totally tuned out students, often with little recognition. In a commentary in The Chronicle of Higher Education, professor Charles Rinehimer pays tribute to the completely engaged students who gave him the strength to deal with tough cases.

Vaccine Exemptions Could Help Make Whooping Cough a Thing Again Atlantic Wire: The rising percentage of parents opting out of at least one mandatory vaccination could be a major factor in the recent increase in whooping cough cases.

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