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Friday, March 6th, 2020
This Week 
Message from the President

I want to assure that the CAEP staff has been monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we are in contact with our CAEPCon hotel and travel operators. Currently, there are no federal restrictions in place to prevent meetings or conferences. The only travel restriction by the US government are for persons in an affected area or those who may have been exposed to an individual infected with the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days.

Given there are no restrictions in place to prevent the conference from moving forward and the precautions that are being taken by the travel and hotel industry we are moving forward with CAEPCon 2020 March 9-12 in New Orleans. Should your employer have any restrictions in place that are more stringent than those currently in place than the government, you should follow your employer’s restrictions. If you have a medical issue and you wonder if you should travel, please consult a medical expert and follow their advice.

Our hotel has in place disinfecting, hygiene and cleaning standards to limit the spread of any germs. Please see the correspondence from the New Orleans Marriott. Please see
CAEPCon Consumer Advisory Letter.

I want to assure you that above all I value the health and well-being of the CAEP volunteers, EPPs and staff. I know that the current outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the way we look at our world. We are responding to this in a calm manner based on science and the facts available to us.

I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.

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The Podcast is Live!!!!
Launched in 2017, the Common Indicators System is a national effort to gather evidence across a broad range of programs about what teacher-candidates know and can do at key stages in their preparation. By using common measures, faculty and program leaders in the Network learn with and from one another as they seek to improve their own programs and contribute to building a more robust evidence base about the preparation of future teachers. The Network currently consists of 20 programs across 12 states, examining the preparation experiences of over 8,000 teacher-candidates.
As the network expands, we are opening participation to educator-preparation programs across the country that are:
  • Committed to organizational learning and improving the experiences of teacher-candidates
  • Interested in administering one or more common indicators
  • Dedicated to sharing data and lessons learned with their colleagues in the educator-preparation community
Existing network members have found it to be a really valuable community and a source of meaningful evidence to support accreditation and program approval efforts. 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Tracey Weinstein (, VP of Data and Research at Deans for Impact or stop by our CAEPCon session on Wednesday March, 11th at 9:45am in Studios 1-2-3 and be sure to introduce yourself!

Elementary school teachers need a deep understanding of math concepts themselves—and the skills to teach those concepts. Elementary teachers also need a grasp of advanced math topics and how concepts build on one another in order to prepare students for the material they’ll encounter in middle grades and high school. However, research has found that many primary grade teachers lack the knowledge and skills needed to teach math effectively. Take a look at: 

Southern Regionals Early Math Matters Report 

Download the Early Math Matters: Factoring in Teacher Knowledge and Practice report for a more detailed look at this issue and for recommendations on ways states can enhance elementary teacher preparation programs and professional development opportunities. 

Job Opportunities
Educator preparation jobs at CAEP and elsewhere.

- Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Education, North Dakota State University, Fargo ND 
Program Assistant, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
- Director, Professional Standards and Practices, The Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA
 Dean of the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose, NY 
Dean of the School of Education, St. John Fisher College, NY
Assistant Professor of Education, Muskingum University, OH
Dean of the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education, NY
Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, California State University, CA
Associate Dean for Teacher Education, Azusa Pacific University, CA
Dean of the College of Education, University of Utah, UT
Dean of the College of Education, University of New Mexico
, NM

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